By this time tomorrow we will be in the air flying to Chicago and from there on to Frankfurt. I feel a bit like my brain already left on the trip. While today has been filled with pressure and last minute preparations I can’t help but feel a surge of excitement every time I think about tomorrow. It’s been 13 years since I left Germany the last time, and I just can’t wait to (dare I say it…) go home. I am aware that things are going to be very different from the Germany I remember, and that’s easy to take in intellectually and yet hard to absorb emotionally. I expect that will be hard on both Brandy and I. However, in a sense we are returning home, to a place we love.
As I was driving to work this morning, I was thinking about the spiritual state of Germany. In many ways, Germany is on it’s death bed. Certainly, what has been Germany and what is culturally German is on it’s way out. The exciting thing, is that we get to be on the medical team if you will, going out to try to get the heart beat going again. That’s really our prayer. Jason’s project is called Spark! because he hopes to light a fire in the German Church.
If you’ve followed some of our past Europe updates here, you know that it is my belief that Europe is dry tender just waiting for a spark to create a great revival. It is our prayer that this could be that spark.