This past week I was at The Cove in Asheville, NC, the Billy Graham Training Center, serving as worship accompanist for one of Bible Intensives. The “old” part was being at The Cove, although it never gets old! The “new” part was the speaker, Dr. Walter C. Kaiser and his teaching on the book of Daniel, a book that most of us, if we were really honest, would confess we don’t understand. However, Dr. Kaiser brought us all a little closer to understanding this amazing book of the Bible and not only that, brought each of us into a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father.
The other “new” part and one of the wonderful benefits of being able to serve at The Cove while being a part of these seminars are the people you get to interact with. I am grateful to God for the many conversations I’m able to have at these conferences with some precious, precious people. To be able to hear their stories and struggles in life and learn about them as a person. It is something that connects you with them on a such a deep level and then you quickly realize, you’re not the only one that has trials and tribulations in this world. There is also the paradigm of seeing how connected we are as believers in the Body of Christ. The Church is more than just the local body of believers that we are a part of each week and these events help me see that so clearly.
I’m grateful to the Lord for the health I’m enjoying right now and being able to attend and serve at these conferences. I love the fact that both the “old” and the “new” collide at these events and through that collision, I am the one who is always blessed.
Thank you Father for you continued faithfulness and love!