I met with my brother-in-law at one of the local coffee shops called The Daily Grind and little did we know that when we walked in that we would be standing on holy ground. I can not get into the details of what we were meeting about, but it was one of the coolest talks that I have ever had with him. As I sat there talking with him there were moments when I did not feel like I could catch my breath or even stand. Tears were shed and God was definitely there.
Now I know he was there the whole time, but it was just one of those awesome moments where you can really feel him there. I have been reading Rob Bell’s book Velvet Elvis and it has really opened up my eyes to look for those times and places where we can encounter God, because He is everywhere and in everything!
I have also been listening to the podcasts of his talks from his church, Mars Hill Bible Church, and his most recent series entitled, “Calling All Peacemakers” has revolutionized my life. It is one of the best talk series that I have ever heard. And I encourage you to download it from iTunes, just do a search for “Mars Hill Bible Church”. And it is a free download! It has really taught me what a peacemaker really is and that there is a third way that lies between the pacifist and the aggressor. And some of that played into the reason why I had the conversation I had with my brother-in-law.
It just was so cool to be there and have such a holy moment!