Dan received a brand new good-sized ding/scratch in the driver side front door courtesy of the passenger side front door of a late-model brown Chevrolet/GMC Suburban at church this afternoon. I’ll get over it soon enough because Dan’s already got other dings, knicks, and scratches in other places. What bugs me is that the person who did it didn’t even leave a note out of common courtesy…and this is in the church parking lot! I had a bad feeling when I parked my car next to the vehicle, but knew I left an ample amount of room that any normal person should be able to make a normal ingress into the vehicle just fine. Oh well! Dan’s just a car and not a person. In some ways, I think of how all the lil ways my car has gotten scratched, knicked, or dinged remind me of how I as a person am so imperfect-how I, as well as all of us-that is We, All Need God. After all, “Daniel” means “God is my judge.” That’s why I named my car that and our God is most definitely my judge! He’s my Lord!
Another long day at church…
-Fairway was good…I love it when Lisa (well, just about anyone leads) ’cause she tries to get things rockin’ in a good way! Steve preached from Nehemiah 8:8-12 on delighting in God’s word, which I suppose is the second of eight core values of our church. I actually think it would be AWESOME if we literally stood for six hours while God’s word is being read and preached. One day, that is something I would LOVE to experience!
-Sunday School was nice. We only had 10 high school seniors in class today and Jerry thought it’d be nice to change things up a lil bit; we all sat in a rectangle just the 12 of us. Jerry taught about the will of God and how it pertains to relationships and marriage. Being someone who’s been single my entire life and has heard what he taught before, it still was great and refreshing to hear again!
After Sunday School, I moved Dan off the street and into the church parking lot before getting some lunch and going to TTP (our church’s Sunday School Teacher Training Program).
-TTP – I can’t remember the last time (if ever?) I was told I was being disruptive or being a distraction in class. Well, Auntie Lily said this to Jonathan Ng and me this afternoon. After all, he’s a good friend and I love the guy! I am grateful that he helps keep me awake in class and is someone I can bounce some thoughts off of. Sometimes, he’ll try to explain something to me that I can’t understand. Half the time, I still don’t understand the words that are coming out of his mouth, but maybe it’s because I’m tired. My plan now is to sit next to Uncle Ray and get us in trouble next time!
– After finishing that, I went to Stephanie Low’s, a.k.a. “SLow” (fellow USC AACFer – c/o 2003), birthday party down in Cerritos at her brother and sister-in-law’s (Albert and Jean) residence. She turned 24 last Friday. It was great seeing her and catching up a little bit with her (sharing about ministries she’s involved in as well as her plan to go on a three-week missions trip this summer) before I left to drive back to Monterey Park not too long after I got there. Erwin and Michelle (Yuen), she said so many great things about you two (Erwin, please pass this onto Michelle for me)!
Broomball this Saturday, March 26, 2005! I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! I’m going to check fools into last week! If you see a blur of cardinal red on the ice, that, my friends, would be me scoring on your team…unless you’re on my team. I LOVE broomball so much! Who wants to help me lobby for it to become an official Winter Olympic sport? High school seniors, ya’ll can come for FREE!!! So come one, come all! We will be meeting at church at 2:30 PM. Pain time…I mean game time at the Norwalk Ice Arena is 4 PM! Just bring it!!!
On a much more serious and important note, today is Palm Sunday. Jesus Christ made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on this day many, many years ago. He was being cheered and praised by men as He came in. Sadly, those cheers turn into insults and mockery as our Lord and Savior went through His passion week. This is why I always associate “Unsung Hero” with Palm Sunday and Jesus’ passion week. The lines “to be praised and cheered” and “He was mocked and scorned” really stand out in my mind, heart, and soul. I would like to encourage ya’ll out there to read the different accounts (starting at Matthew 21, Mark 11, and Luke 19) of Jesus’ passion throughout this week to not only remember what He did, but who He is-the King of Glory!