27 October 2009

A day on call yesterday. I woke up at 3 a.m., thanks to Annie snoring, so I got a lot done before daybreak: Devotions, prayer, swimming. Got back home and worked on 1 Peter 3.7, some, and then took a nap to catch up on badly needed sleep. Since I was on short call I couldn’t go to Campus Life.

They had one of four nights where they do a specific gospel presentation at Campus Life. I told Badger I would pray during the meeting. They were using the story of Humpty-Dumpty to introduce the gospel—brokenness and restoration—Badger was a little uncertain as to whether or not he should take that particular tack. The whole evening was a disaster. The video that they were going to use didn’t work, and Humpty-Dumpty crashed and burned. Badger’s text to me later that evening: The Humpty Dumpty thing sucked. No more nursery rhyme gospel things…ever.
Who knows, perhaps that was the lesson that God wanted him to learn from the evening. Perhaps God worked in a mysterious way despite the appearance of crash and burn, I don’t know. I DO know that God often works in ways that we do not suspect. We will leave the outcome to the Lord, we will not be surprised if he does something unusual from the evening.
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