As many of you know that have seen us over the past few years, God has laid on our hearts the message that all things work together for good for those that are in Christ. (Romans 8:28) Basically, everything that happens, Good or Bad, is for the Glory of God. We have been saying this and some of us living it on an everyday basis for a while now. Bring the Rain was written out of these very situations. I attend the Village Church in Flower Mound, TX. Over the last couple of weeks, we as the body of Christ have been in one of these Trials. Our lead pastor Matt Chandler has been in the hospital for a brain tumor. We found out today that it is malignant. For those that have ever heard Matt teach or know him personally, you know he practices what he preaches. This has hit our small church hard as you can tell. My reason for writing is two fold.
1. To ask those of you that would, to join our church in prayer for the Chandler Family. Pray that whether in complete healing or not, that this will bring God Glory and be for the advancement of the Gospel as Paul says in Philippians.
2. To let this help examine our own lives to see where we may be putting something else or someone else as ultimate before Christ. I know that in my own family, it has rocked our world. Spiritually, God has revealed himself to us like never before.
Here is the link to our pastors blog. Its a video that Matt recorded for our church before he had surgery about a week and a half ago. It wrecked me. Not in a mourning sense, but in a spiritual sense. I hope that it will encourage anyone that may be going through the same thing. Thanks to all who read this.