There were 3 other women there (4 counting the hostess), none of whom I had formally met before, or really knew. They go to our church, but are in the next generation above mine, so we aren't in the same circles really.
It was a wonderful time, and I truly was blessed to be there. On the way home, I had the radio on, and a hymn medley came on. It touched me right at the "God, I needed to hear this so much I want to weep" place in my heart. I wanted to share the lyrics with you.
O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths it's flow might richer, fuller be.
O Light that followest all my way, I yield my flick'ring torch to Thee;
My heart restores it's borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine's glow it's day may brighter, fairer be.
Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heav'n, to earth came down;
Fix in us they humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, Thou are all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou are;
Visit us with they salvation;
Enter ev'ry Trembling heart.
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;
Wean it from earth; thro' all it's pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love thee as I ought to love.
Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The kindling of the heav'n descended Dove,
My heart an alter, and Thy love the flame.