I am sitting here disoriented and a bit giddy.
I have been preaching for 20 years now and what just happened at our 10 a.m. service is brand new to me.
I've had illustrations or ideas pop into my head while preaching before - little extras that helped engage the congregation or amplify a point.
But this morning I had an almost entire makeover of the sermon come at me while in the pulpit.
This was not my mind retrieving stuff that I edited out earlier in the week - this was a brand new insight and a pointed message which filled my consciousness and went to my tongue with unusual simplicity and clarity.
The folks got it - it's what they talked about at the church door and the coffee tables.
Right now I just need to be still but I'm throwing this out for input from other preachers.