Just back from a few days at the Keswick Convention.
One stand out moment was driving past Bassenthwaite Lake on a beautiful sunset evening, and suddenly feeling prompted to pull into a lay-by, walk to the lake’s edge and seek God’s presence. Before long I found my heart pouring out to God. I love those unexpected God moments. (The above illustration, done in Adobe Illustrator afterwards captures the essence of the scene).
The other stand out moment was hearing Prof. Don Carson speak so movingly, with tears in his eyes, about what it is that makes Christians great, greater than John the Baptist and all who went before him (from Matt 11). Simply this:
We are great because we get to bear witness to Jesus
… in a way that John the Baptist and all before could not because Jesus was not yet crucified and risen!
What a wonderful reminder – there were tears in my eyes too. May we never forget this!