I took this photo from my hotel window last night.
I wanted to wish all of you Dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.
What a special and needed role you play in our culture today. I do not think it is an overstatement to say that fathers who stand by their wives and children, honor their vows, and, most importantly, provide much-needed moral and spiritual leadership are the unsung heroes of America today.
I have an article at WorldNetDaily this weekend where I talk more about that. To read it, click here.
As I write this post, it is very early in the morning in one of the great American cities, Chicago. In fact, it is the third largest city in the country.
Yesterday, it was my privilege to speak to a group of the most influential pastors and leaders here on the topic of potentially bringing a Harvest Crusades event here, possibly as soon as next year.
I was told they have not had an effective evangelistic event here in more than 30 years! That’s hard to imagine, considering Chicago is home to one of the greatest evangelists ever, D. L. Moody. In fact I quoted this statement from Moody in my my talk yesterday:
“I would a great deal rather see a hundred men, thoroughly converted, truly born of God, than to see a thousand professed conversions where the Spirit of God has not convicted of sin. Don’t let us cry, ‘Peace,peace,’ when there is no peace. Don’t go to the man who is living in sin and tell him all he has to do is stand up and profess, without any hatred for sin. Let us ask God first to show every man the plague of his own heart that the Spirit may convict them of sin. Then will the work in our hands be real and deep and abide the fiery trials which will try every man’s labor.”
Very strong response
From what we could see, there was a very strong response and strong support here for us doing an event there next year. I count it an honor and privilege to be invited. I pray that this idea will become a realty.
My friend James MacDonald (who pastors Harvest Bible Chapel here) really stepped up to the plate on this one and had the original vision for this and called on his fellow pastors to prayerfully consider this.
I would appreciate your prayers as we take steps toward seeing a Chicago Harvest become a reality.