When I was younger, I read two books written by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn. I’m certain that based upon words acceptable then, but not now, these books are probably shunned. Nevertheless, reading these books gave me a sense of imagination and adventure.
Now, every morning when I wake up, I imagine that God has a new adventure for me to experience. I tell people sometimes it’s good to step outside your comfort zone. It is there, outside your “normal,” that often you create memories.
Here’s an adventure outside my normal limits. On October 4, 1997, Promise Keepers planned a million man “Stand in the Gap” assembly to worship God in Washington, D.C. I told one of my enterprising friends, “You find the transportation and we’ll go together.” I never thought another thing about it until weeks later when my friend called and said, “I got a way to go to the “Stand in the Gap” event.” Of course, I’m thinking there’s football that day. My friend convinced me that a year from now I wouldn’t even remember who won the game, but this would create a life time memory.
We hooked up with a “Stand in the Gap” charter flight leaving Des Moines in the early morning and returning immediately after the event. Here are some of the memories I created that day:
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.