Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tourists and celebrations
Andy Shudall makes a few more observations from the IFES World Assembly 2007.
Tourists at the weighiest of moments:
It's been tempting to want to gather momentos of the World Assembly. To take photo's, to gather 'stories' to tell and to set up a 'tourist industry' around what I've been learning and what God has been doing in our midst. What has happened here is of greater power, greater majesty and of more lasting weight than Niagara Falls.
Celebration at the changing of the guard:
And as Lindsay stepped forward to pray for Daniel, Daniel dropped to his knees. It was incredibly moving. This was not a changing of the guard in pomp and ceremony, but in humility and a love for the Lord Jesus. I don't yet know Daniel very well, but he strikes me as a man who is full of love for God and a passion for the passing on of the gospel of the Lord Jesus. I have a sense that he is going to lead IFES well, with vision, humility and patience and determination.