Our ministry will keep us out late every night. I don’t expect to see a bed before midnight this week but that’s ok…that’s sort of my default schedule anyway.
Have you ever heard pastors and mission speakers talk about their trips to the Holy Land…about how being there makes the Bible come alive? Well it’s true. I was reading from Acts 17 the other day while I was sitting on Mars Hill. In about the same place I was sitting Paul must have stood and gotten everyone’s attention and said “The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.” Mars Hill is surrounded by temples. I read somewhere that within just a couple hundred years Athens was filled with thousands of churches. You can still see many of them today although they are no longer vibrant communities of faith- rather they are monuments to a bygone era. That’s one of the reasons we are here. To breathe new life into this place; into these people.