Last night I did a Facebook "Live" post for our Midweek Lenten devotional. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed because it appeared no one was watching. I asked one of our FB experts if she could figure out exactly who watched. As of 10:00 am this morning here are the results:

  • 66 people saw it.
  • 47 people watched it for more than 3 seconds.
  • 11 people watched it for over a minute.

I am very pleased with those numbers! Because it's a video it will remain on Peace's FB page forever so the chances of more people seeing it is pretty high. My intent was to provide something that people could watch at their convenience and something that wouldn't take too long. The whole thing ended up being 12 minutes!

So what was it about?  We are joining with other congregations in the Northern Illinois Synod this Lent in a project written by Rev. Dr. Charlene Rauchy Cox and is funded through St. Olaf College's Nourishing Vocation Project. The title is "Promises at the Crossroad of History and Hope" and focuses each week on an Old Testament character. This week we heard about Abram...later named Abraham. You may remember God took Abram outside at night under a starry sky. God told Abram his descendants would number as many as the starts. The problem was both Abram and his wife  Sarai were well advanced in age and had no children. I won't give away the end of the story, but God does miraculous things in their lives!

So, go back and watch this weeks video and join us next Wednesday at 6:00 pm (or at your convenience) for the next chapter in the five-week series.

See you Sunday!