I am sure many of you are wondering how church went this morning. Mike did preach and it went even better than we had hoped!
The people who make up our church were especially thrilled to have Mike back in the pulpit, even if only for one day. Mike had practiced in front of me twice last Friday, and we both knew that it would possibly be difficult to get through. However, his voice was strong and the message clear as he spoke of the resurrection of Jesus.
What those in attendance this morning probably did not realize is, this comparatively short sermon left Mike thoroughly exhausted. He was able to stay awake through lunch, but then excused himself to take a nap. He slept for at least two hours, which is much longer than he has been napping this past week. I think he was even surprised at how tired he was. I wasn’t.
So he is not ready to head into the pulpit full-time yet. His “job” for right now is still to keep working at rehab and to build up his strength. To again quote Dr. Meyer’s favorite line, “Like we said, recovery will take up to a year.” It seems long to us, but in the scheme of things, it really isn’t.
The best way to close what has for us been a glorious day, is with the Easter greeting.
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!
(Make sure you wait at the end of the message for the closing song)