President's Blog: May 2016
From the Desk of the WPWM
Last month the General and I took part in the National Advisory Organisations Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. We gathered with more than 2,500 delegates both from America and overseas.
During the week I was reminded of the power and greatness of God, the Creator, on more than one occasion. While there, we were privileged to visit the Grand Canyon. It is spectacular! No words can really describe the surprise and amazement when, after a long journey by road, suddenly you are confronted by the beauty of the Grand Canyon in front of you. The vastness, the colour, everything is breathtaking!
All this splendour has been carved by the Colorado River, no surprise that it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. As I was looking in admiration at the beauty of the creation, Psalm chapter 8 verses 3-4 came to my mind: When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? I felt so small compared to its magnificence and at the same time so privileged to know that the God who created such beauty, loves me and wants to have a personal relationship with me. This experience will remain as a special spiritual highpoint in my life.
During the conference, I was again amazed at the power of God, when session after session, testimonies of lives being transformed from addiction to freedom were shared. People who were once living a useless existence were now living a useful and purposeful life. Time and again we saw powerful evidence through personal testimony and video clips.
The awe I felt as I embraced the beauty of the Grand Canyon, was the same feeling of awe I had in front of a powerful God, who in Jesus, came bringing peace and positive change to those who had sought after him.
At the closure of the conference, once more we could sense the presence of God through the Holy Spirit, ministering to the people who came forward to pray. Yes, Lord, you are truly powerful and majestic.
At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11).
Commissioner Silvia Cox
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