Isn't it ALWAYS just like God!
My primary purpose in making the trip was to encourage Christians in the 'Persecuted Church' who many times think that they are all alone. But isn't it ALWAYS just like God to fill OUR cups to overflowing! It was ME who came away encouraged!!! I was the one who left with a renewed sense of hope and faith and commitment. It was ME who was found wanting when I measured myself against these modern day saints of God! It was ME who had a renewed sense of the strength of the church in the midst of difficulties!
So let me share one small insight with you from this trip.
The city is Jerusalem, the place.....a small 'upper room'. A group of people who follow the Jewish Messiah have gathered to worship on the first day of the week. The Messiah is no longer with them.....but in every sense he is with them as they gather together to worship Him and to encourage each other. There is a singing of praises and the accompaniment of strings, drums and voices. It is obvious that these people KNOW the living Christ. It all takes place in a language other than my own. And even in the midst of military and political powers that cause them problems and concern, in spite of some of the more 'religious' people opposing them, it is clear that their belief in a Risen Messiah gives them the courage and strength to live their lives daily. Here were His disciples!
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