BYE (at Ægisgarður)
Sunday’s service was an unexpectedly heartrending one for me… spoke right to and through me. Can’t remember the last time a message touched me so much that I found tears trickling down during alter call simply because I could connect to every single word the speaker said. I had came to service without expectations… but this encounter’s probably the closest I’ve ever felt You speaking to me in all my years as a Christian.
And I knew You meant it for me because I checked with people how they felt about service and it meant absolutely nothing to them.
(The only one who felt anything was S who sat beside me but we spoke nothing just wiping stubborn tears and sniffing yet we understood each other; kindred spirits at that very moment)
So I simply stood there in silence trying to wipe away those tears/mucus that I couldn’t sniff away. And I could hear You ask me so clearly, and it broke me, and without thinking I uttered those exact same words that was not from memory but from heart … and right there and then I knew how Peter felt. I knew it broke him too.
I’m glad You arranged to place me between two ‘strangers’ so that I would hear what You had to say. So that I would know, even more surely than I already knew, that You were real. That has been what I’ve been living on for the past few years now. I’ve come to realize that that’s enough for me. Now I know that’s enough for You too.
Been back for some time now and finally getting my travel stuff almost all organized! Here’s the continuation from my trip to Prague:
We settled down in a bar after exploring the city for the whole day and there happened to be a band churning out great live music. Had a couple pints of good beer, striked up conversations with random strangers we met, and I also belted out the chorus of ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis to everyone in the bar after the lead singer handed his mic over mid-song, to which I received a round of applause from the crowd, slaps on my back and bouts of laughter from my friends. (at Prague, Czech Republic)
"Sometimes there’s airplanes I can’t jump out
Sometimes there’s bullshit that don’t work now
We all got our stories but please tell me
What there is to complain about?
Cause hopelessly the hope is we have so much
to feel good about”
One of my all-time fav OneRepublic songs. Life is so much more than letting things get us down; there’s so much to feel good about.