I'm in Germany. I arrived two days ago after working with an amazing team on an evangelism conference in the UK. They're seeing revival there. Yes, revival. Thousands of people saying "yes" to the love of God right on the street. We just never know what movement of God is going to hit a nation.
So here I sit in Germany. Today we start setting up for the next event. And before we hit full swing, I just need to be reflective for a few minutes.
Being away from your normal rhythms really makes you look at things differently. You appreciate more. Take in more. Look at light and colors. Take in all the smells and sounds. Even the language barriers become agents of observation. I need to pay more attention to people speaking because I can't trust my ears to interpret all that's being communicated.
I can't help but think maybe this is what God intends for all of life to be. Fully present and aware of his moving and creating. Possibly the world around me really is to be observed like Lucy observed Narnia for the first time. I only pray I can take these acts of being fully present back to my normal rhythms. Surely, I'll need to be reminded soon. But today, for this small reminder, I am grateful.
Here's a few unedited shots of meeting up with Ronja in Germany. The buildings are bright. The kaffee is delicious. And I'm still practicing "Hi, how are you?" in German.
I like to talk.