I’m still contemplating the devotion, talents and skills of our members involved in Phil’s Diner 2. This past weekend was an awesome time of fun, fellowship and rock-n-roll. I enjoyed that our church was saying to our friends and neighbors “Just come and have fun with us.” And FUN it was indeed.
Now we are all exhausted. I fought the temptation to cancel a Monday 5:15 creative team meeting. A team of which each member was involved in the Dinner Theater. I’m sure they were all as exhausted as I was and still am. I didn’t cancel and we had a great meeting.
It’s a good kind of exhaustion we are feeling. Job well done by all of you!! It was worth it. People came and some came back Sunday morning. Others will trickle in to our presence again, down the road and they’ll remember the joyful spirits and presentation of Phil’s Diner. They’ll remember that we are a church. They have recognized that we are a family. They have seen us work and play well with each other. We set an example of being the body.
Here is a warning. In your exhaustion you (and I) need to rest. But it is tempting to turn inward and become self focused. This happened to Elijah after the big show at Mt. Carmel. God used him to put the prophets of Baal to shame, then Elijah ran and hid in Horeb. I’ve experienced this Elijah syndrome myself and it is the pits!
What am I trying to say? Cast, Crew, Leaders, Musician – You did a fantastic job Friday and Saturday and all the days leading up to them in which you worked hard a prepared. Now, rest and prepare yourselves to lead and serve again. But don’t go hide and don’t despair. The Lord is on your side and is with you. He will give you rest and He is not done doing great things IN you!