Weeping inconsolably

In Beyond the Chariots Eric Liddell's life-long friend, AP Cullen (Uncle Rooper), mentions a "seven-year old chap who was weeping inconsolably." The boy was crying as eight-year old Eric protected him from a hazing by some teens. Today I'm weeping inconsolably because the Lord stood up for me just now.

I've had bronchitis for a dozen days, and this morning I woke up without much of a voice. The plan was to perform an excerpt from Beyond the Chariots today for about 250 pastors and church leaders here in Denville, NJ. I decided to show an interview with Liddell's former student, HK Cheng, but I got several people praying for me, and my voice was miraculously restored! Keep praying, I'm not out of the woods, but in that moment I really felt the Holy Spirit carrying me. I'm still inconsolable thinking about it.

Then, the Lord gave us another miracle! After my performance the speaker, Dr. Larry McKain of New Church Specialties, leapt to his feet and said, "I've seen Roger Nelson's play about John Wesley, and I think everyone should attend!" The Nazarene leaders (Nazarenes came from Methodists who came from Wesley) have grown to love Larry all through the day. I know his words carried great weight.

If you're online now pray that many will grab our postcards and posters when it lets out at 3pm EST. Pray they bring large groups to Fire Off-Broadway!


Rich Swingle said...

Thanks so much for your prayers! They took about 70 posters and 700 postcards! Now pray that they draw many to the plays.

Rich Swingle said...

Photo courtesy of Brian Kido, of the Metro New York District, Church of the Nazarene.