The London Global Day of Prayer was awesome!

We had such huge expectations for Pentecost Sunday in London: It was the end of our ten day fasting & prayer; it was a “together service” with our larger west congregation heading over to join our east congregation for a service; and it was the Global Day of Prayer to be held in the iconic West Ham Football stadium in east London…and it was RAINING!!! 

Do you ever wonder to God “Why”?  I sure did while driving past Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and Tower Bridge…in the rain. Why God, couldn’t you just shut up the heavens for this one day? I even thought of a newspaper headline for the next days tabloids: “God washed out!” 20,000 people had bought tickets to attend, and now this washout!

We ran into the church venue through the rain, and God showed up in a special way. Well done to our east congregation leaders and team for the awesome job you are doing – the breakthrough and fruit are coming!  We came out of the service to rain free skies, and went over to the Stadium to join nearly all 20,000 Christians in what I thought was a very well presented program uniting the many diverse streams of the church in praying for “Your Kingdom come” in London. The rain stayed away until the program closed… I should know by now: God IS still large and in charge, even if I sometimes wonder… 

I am looking forward to an exciting fresh and fruitful season of ministry in London coming up. Watch this space for sermon previews and some more of my Views on the weather and other interesting subjects…

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