So today was supposed to have worked out differently. Perhaps I should have known to tread cautiously when the power went out twice – even before the thunderstorm arrived!
Maybe it was a warning?
Anyway, in typical “Rose” fashion, I was off to church, humming and thinking happy thoughts.
Ok, I’m just going to vent for a minute. Church should be a place of encouragement and enlightenment, right? I really, REALLY wish teachers who feel a burden to teach on marriage would open it up beforehand and allow those of us not in that “situation” to opt out.
God has made us all different. As I sat there, struggling, trying not to feel woefully inadequate and “odd”, I started looking around. There were countless students, singles and obviously “solo” adults in various states of inattention and sorrow. What about the ones in the room who might have recently lost a loved one? This message would be torture for them!
It’s completely understood the family unit is under attack in our country, and is very important to our entire fabric. It is also understood that husbands and wives are an important part of the church.
I just wish today’s message didn’t make me feel like so much of an outsider. I’m sure that wasn’t the intent – but it sure was the result. 🙁
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”