written by Julie Nicholson
Our team from Watermark isn’t a sought-after group of speakers. No camp or American conference is clamoring for many of us (me!) to come speak. And yet here we are. These 12 broken, earthen vessels, ready to pour out God’s truth – and instead being poured into by these participants.
The first thing I noticed was their eyes. Big, bold, ready to listen and learn. Grateful. Imagine that – grateful for us! Remember that part about broken, earthen vessels? They were grateful for us! There was no flashy presentation. No multimedia anything – in fact, we had a flip chart! And yet these ladies leaned forward to hear everything the interpreter repeated for them. I was greeted by so many who said, “You are welcome,” which is their way of saying they are thankful we are here.
After a break, the ladies started singing in their language. It took my breath away. I’m not an overly emotional person, but I found myself weeping, grateful for them. Grateful for the King of Glory, in His kindness, to show me a glimpse of heaven.
Speaking of eyes, mine were opened anew to how truth is truth, no matter where you are. The Bible is real and relevant, no matter where you are. God is God, no matter what language you speak. And we are all His children, no matter what.
It took us 25 hours to get here, and if it was just for that day, it was worth it.
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