I love it when a plan comes together
40 blogs of Lent, day 30
Holy Trinity, Huddersfield, 13 March 2016
This morning’s service was interesting, but I would say that, as I was involved.
I gave a testimony about how God had been working in my life in the ten years since I had a bad accident. (This was yesterday’s blog found here,)
There were three other people sharing: Ben, a student from the university involved in the student union, shared that they had recently had a givaway of coffee and tea and some student had asked for copies of John’s Gospel. Rachel gave an update about someone who she has asked us to pray for earlier — spiritually things are looking good even though she (the person prayed for, not Rachel) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Another story of God’s presence through suffering, after mine. Lyndy is going to work on Mercy Ships in the summer.
Then the sermon. This was shorter than prepared because the subject matter, God’s presence in suffering, had already been covered by myself and Rachel. The thing that stood out to me was that the sermon contained a story of someone coming to faith by screaming abuse at a large cross, and hearing the voice of God through this.
God spoke the same message through three different people who did not know what the others were going to say.
When the Holy Spirit is saying the same thing to different people, you had better take notice.
Or as Colonel Hannibal Smith of the A Team would put it, I love it when a plan comes together.