Sunday, August 26, 2007
The matchless name of Jesus was proclaimed yesterday on Grafton Street Dublin over a 3 hour period and large numbers stood to hear the message at different stages when 4 different people preached from our portable 2 foot high pulpit. Virtually no religious leaders are telling them the truth, that is the message of Christ crucified. We have no idea about the results, that's God's business although our desire is for new births on the street. God cares about the multitudes who are lost and separated and blinded by the god of this world and that's the burden He's put on our hearts. It seems like we only get the script from the Lord at the end of the day after the outreach is over! Thankfully we can trust our God to fulfill his work as we become a tiny part of HIs plan for planet Earth. A lively public question and answer session at the end of the afternoon with about a dozen people asking us questions warmed my heart because I know there is huge huge hunger out there for truth. Never forget this...Truth is a person!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I didn't go fishing today even though I had friends who witnessed in Tralee, Dublin and elsewhere...Instead I visited some neighbours who were at the centre of the awful murder that happened on our doorstep 2 weeks ago when we were on holidays. Tragic is an understatement. My deep sympathies go to the family of the victim as well as the mother of the perp. Our community is in shock.
All of this focuses my find in a sharper way on the great commission. I was in Dublin airport last week leaving a friend off and as I was calmly strolling away through the crowded terminal there was a lady who was in utter panic looking for her "lost" boarding card as she retraced her steps through the crowds with husband in tow. God showed me that this panic will be typical on judgement day when people will shockingly realise that they have lost their last chance of salvation and that the religion they trusted in is inadequate to gain them access into the presence of God. There is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved but the name of JESUS. Whoever calls upon themane of the Lord shall be saved. While on holidays over the last 2 weeks we had the honour of lifting up His name and witnessing in both Dungarvan and Cork. When in Cork (outside McDonalds at the end of Patrick Street) we spotted the above sign and this then became the subject of some street preaching by my friend John. All the glory belongs to HIm!!
Will you join me in getting this mesage out to the people of Ireland and the multitude of internatonals whom God is sending to Ireland to hear the Gospel at this time? Let's not sleep during this harvest! Oh yes...by the way... the lady eventually found her boarding card (in her hand!). Ant