“Hey,” H said to me sometime last week. “I was looking at your blog the other day.”
I had myself distracted with some task I don’t remember right now, but I remember I was glad to be distracted. By now, you probably know how much I love H. You probably get that he’s my biggest cheerleader. What you may not know is that H does not like to read and that he hardly ever reads my blog. Case in point: Just the other day he asked me, “You changed your blog address?” I love that man.
But when he said he’d been poking around here at Jumping Tandem, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
“You know that thing you do on Sundays?” he was saying, and I had no idea where the conversation was headed.
“Yeah,” I said. “The Sunday Community. It’s a link-up.”
I let those words hang in the air.
“Well,” he said. “When I saw that, I thought it was like Electronic Church.” He let his words hang in the air.
While our words hung up there above our heads, I thought about you and the way you gather here on Sunday. I thought about the way there always seems to be a theme – a special message God wants us to hear, together. I thought about how I click through the links and find you in the comments over at one another’s spots. You cheer each other on. You pray for each other and encourage each other. You connect in ways that are meaningful and significant and life-changing. You love each other well.
“It’s cool,” H said. “Really cool.”
It made me smile. Because it IS really cool. Thanks to those of you who link up. Thanks to those who simply read the posts. Thanks to those of you who comment and share the love.
It’s a small thing. And a really big deal.