A while ago, a good friend gave me this book by Matt Redman,
a favorite worshipper of mine –
Today’s reading held the following illustration:
The year is 1744. Hymn writer Charles Wesley is in Leeds, England, holding a prayer meeting in an upstairs room. Suddenly there is a creak in the floorboards, followed by a massive crack, and the WHOLE FLOOR COLLAPSES. All 100 people crash right through the ceiling into the room below. The place is in chaos – some are screaming, some are crying, some just sit in shock. But, as the dust settles, Wesley, wounded and lying in a heap cries out, “Fear not! The Lords is with us; our lives are all safe.” And then he breaks out into the Doxology: “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow” – perhaps a bizarre choice of song, considering what has just happened!But, here’s the point: While everyone else was still licking their wounds, the heart of this unstoppable worshipper was responding with unshakable praise.