Pastor John just spoke to 45,000 young people in Atlanta this week.
Greg Lucas will be leading 12 families through Mark 9 the next couple of days at The Elisha Foundation’s winter retreat for families experiencing disability.
I’m so glad Jesus showed us it is important to reach big crowds and small!
When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.
(Mark 6:34 ESV)
And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
(Mark 7:32-35 ESV)
As you know, Greg is the writer of Wrestling with an Angel, the book I enthusiastically recommend to families experiencing any kind of hardship, but especially disability. He is also a gifted speaker. Most of all, he loves Jesus.
He emailed me this prayer request:
Please continue to pray for us at TEF. We have 12 families. A lot of hurt.
“A lot of hurt.” He didn’t need to say more. May God meet each and every one of them this weekend with the magnificence of Jesus Christ!
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:7 ESV)