However, after about a year, and after sitting in the pews in some miscellaneous churches "soaking" in the presence of God, my heart began to yearn for the fellowship of a church family. (Remember, we had been in our previous church for 32 years for me, and a few more added on that for Alvin). It was a very hard but very necessary decision.
I understand what God has done in our lives. How he brought us to Eastview. That in itself makes me smile, how he did that. It was a blessing to be invited into a caregroup within a month of attending. It was love at first sight with this group! We have felt cared for, nurtured, blessed, encouraged, challenged. We realized a month or two ago, that we feel so much at home here. Yes, we still have many many many people to get to know. But we feel at home. So it is, that I can go alone to church when Alvin is working. I thank God for being able to do that. I don't take that for granted.
Last week, and this week again, we sang a song that resonated deeply within my heart. I grabbed a pen to write down some of the words that touched me.