"Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world."
1 John 4:4b
The Grandfather was out of town this morning so I went to church without him. It's been a rough few months (or maybe a rough few years...) for The Grandfather and me, but God is greater than the one who seeks to destroy us. According to Pastor Ray, "He (God) makes possible that which is impossible." Perhaps there really is a light at the end of the tunnel and a path out of the dark woods. God is not finished with us yet and He is good.
Last night, while he was still in town, The Grandfather and I went to the church Christmas Party. It was a little overwhelming (lots of people) and fun at the same time. There was a gift exchange. One of our fellow table sitters declared it, "The most insincere gift exchange ever!" We laughed. Each gift was wrapped in a festively decorated brown bag and contained an item worth about $5. Lydia, who was at our table, stole Sam's gift bag and was transformed into a reindeer for the remainder of the evening. (Isn't she cute?)
There was a gift wrapping contest, a gift unwrapping contest, a portrait drawing competition, and a gingerbread decorating contest. You might say The Grandfather and I were a little unprepared for the trickery of these games. I volunteered to draw and found out that I would be the model instead. Each table member had 15 seconds to "draw my face" before passing the paper on to the next person who continued the drawing. We lost, but that was a good thing because I didn't really want to look like what we ended up with. ha!
The Ginger- bread Decorating Com- petition came with a twist. Each table was given a Bible story to illustrate. Our paper said "Absalom's Defeat" and I immediately assumed each table in the room had an obscure Bible story. I was wrong. There were some pretty stiff competitors with well known stories. We didn't win.
Got any idea what these two stories might be?
We didn't win any prizes and we didn't get any gifts, but we did go home smiling. So did Lydia.