I made it through my first Sunday back in the pulpit. It was good to be back. Many people told me how glad they were I was back. We had a big crowd today-- there were several family celebrations going on. One woman was celebrating her 90th birthday, so her family was in from out of town. I was careful to conserve energy, sitting much of the time before the service, and sitting through some of the hymns.
I made it through the two meetings following the service, too. They were both productive. Now I'm home in my recliner. I'm tired, but I made it through. I'm grateful. It really was good to be back, and to be welcomed back so warmly.