God's Beauty and Faithfulness
In mid June we attended the PCA General Assembly for the first time. Almost 9 weeks before the event we found out that we had the opportunity to set up a booth during the assembly. This news came only two weeks before I left for almost six weeks for my Journey Inward and vacation with Mary! Prior to my leaving we developed a plan on how to get ready from a marketing perspective and prepare to host a luncheon with several pastors speaking. Our staff and volunteer team of alumni did an amazing job in putting together our presentations and planning for a luncheon on Wednesday. I was humbled by the preparatory work of volunteers such as Greg Poole, John Purcell and Rich and Karlene Cannon! Our goal for the luncheon was 25-30 people. We had 62!
As I listened to Bob Flayhart, Greg Poole, John and Cindy Purcell, and Carter Crenshaw share I was struck by how far God has brought me since the depths of my four year chapter of brokenness. In those dark days I could never have imagined that I’d be in that room last Wednesday listening to these men and women share about something I had a part in! Tears of joy and gratitude filled my eyes. I can surely say with David, “put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.” (Psalm 130:7)
Please pray with us that God will draw the people he wants to be involved with us in the coming months.
Through these last few months I am reminded of the passage we often use at a Battle for your Heart from Zechariah 4:6-7
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”
In light of all that we saw of God’s beauty and faithfulness through the Journey Inward, our vacation, and then the General Assembly our only response can be “grace, grace.” We are humbled by the sheer grace of God that is moving mountains in our lives and in this ministry to his glory and our blessing.