You know that phrase…in Charlotte this week, temperatures were in the high nineties every day. Walking back and forth from hotel to convention center was only two blocks but one which soaked my clothing. One friend invited me to come to the West and hold our assembly out there. I said, “Yeah, like it’s cooler out there!” To which he replied, “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat!”
I sorta feel the same way tonight reflecting on our annual Assembly. In Hickory, NC to preach tomorrow, the fatigue set in driving over from Charlotte. My eyes were heavy the last few miles. From early in the morning until late in the evening we shared fellowship, helped resource ministers, and led workshops. Upon arriving in Hickory, I slept for four hours, hard sleep! I’m tired, but it’s a good tired. I’m energized from the friendships in our Fellowship. The conversations, worship gatherings, and teaching sessions kept my adrenaline flowing and my spirit excited. I’m tired, but it’s a good tired.
Heat and fatigue are all relative when energized by the fellowship with good friends and good work. Our Fellowship is vibrant with creative leaders and committed congregations. Yes it was hot and humid. Yes we leave there tired. But, it’s a good tired! Thanks be to God!