All Saints Day
At church today we read the list of people that have passed during the last year and another list of other notable deaths. For the third time, I can’t tell you how glad I am that my name wasn’t on that list.
It puts a charge in me to get to work. It’s as if I could hear God say, “Okay Wagner, I’ve given you another year. You’re doing well. Keep going.” There was no “or else.” It was all good. I’ll admit that I got emotional during that part of the service. Connie almost caught me. Now the cat’s out of the bag.
From there we went with our friends, the Gowans’, to eat lunch. We went to one of Grant’s favorite spots, Chipotle. He had spent the weekend at home and headed back, to Cincinnati, right after lunch.
My afternoon sent me to Columbus West Church of God to do a dry-run of my speech. I’ve made some changes, like the addition of Jessica’s 2011 Father’s Day Card. I’ve also added more of my thoughts regarding the process of taking people from Blindness to Sight to Vision. My emotions will need to stay in check or this could be difficult.
For now, I’m not emphasizing the BED and REEF. There’ll be time for that. This speech will be more focused on God. I think He likes it that way.