Sunday, January 9, 2011

Even on Holiday, People Need Administrating

I am on my holidays at the moment. I have about three weeks paid annual leave and then two weeks leave without pay while the church office is closed over the summer break.

My job involves administrating for funerals at our church, but you can't not have people die, just because you are on holiday; that’s in God’s hands.

On Monday I was rung to for help with a funeral and being me I couldn’t say no.

The lady, whose life we were celebrating, had been involved in the church and Women's Guild many years ago. One of the things she had done through these were flowers for in the church, so the family wanted to have that arranged for her, as she woud have wanted for anyone else.

I couldn’t find anyone who was available or able to supply flowers – being our summer holidays – so a nearby florist was asked to supply two floral arrangements. These were brought in already arranged on Friday, the day before the funeral.

They were truly beautiful and as they have been left behind for us, the parishioners, to enjoy I wanted to share the art of them.

Unfortunately with the hot weather they are starting to wilt after two days and may not last long, but even the lilies overnight filled the church with a pleasing fragrance.

Luke 12:27

27 “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

All Scripture is from New International Version 1984

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