Sunday - April 18, 2010
1 1/2 great services today.
The complete first one, and half of the second.
The second one was particularly powerful in worship...there was a sense of God doing really strong stuff in so many. Spontaneous and deep responses to the presence of God.
Then a missionary took a :10 minute window to share his vision with the church....and half way through, word came to me that some could smell natural gas in a back corner of the auditorium, a call had been made to firemen, and they had said everyone must evacuate pronto.
I stopped the missionary in flight...and we all left the building in an orderly and peaceful manner....and very quickly. Into a sunny, breezy day. No mishaps.
Lots of conversations in the parking lot for a time and the arrival of a fire truck.
In all my years this is a first. Missionary said the same...800 churches and this is the first time.
So I grab my humungo concordance and check out "interrupted" and there is just one, a pagan king interrupting Paul - Acts 26:24. God does not by recorded activity interrupt? - or is that simply an application of his sovreignty? (Those in sovreign positions, are not said to interrupt?)
But there are about 50 "suddenlies." Jesus' appearances, angels, mighty winds, judgment. So when he acts, it, for us, is sudden.
Don't know about you, but in my life I would like a few more "suddenlies" and a few less "interruptions."