God is full of love and He shows it in many different ways, more ways than we could ever imagine. David wrote, “O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.” (Psalm 40:5)
God allowed something very special in my life the other night. Our ministry hosted a prayer conference call, where our donors call in for a special night of prayer. It’s truly a powerful event. A half hour before it started, Al Denson, a nationally known praise leader, called in. It was a complete surprise! Al and I toured together back in the 80’s and 90’s. What a ministry we had! There he was supporting us after all these years.
I got an idea. I asked Al if he would sing a praise song that we did many years ago. He sang acapella, a simple little chorus we used to do at our conferences. The lyrics went:
He paid a debt he did not owe
I owed a debt I could not pay
I needed someone to wash my sins away
And now I sing a brand new song
Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay
It was awesome! Even though Al was singing from his car and people were online from all over the country, it came through beautifully. Only God could have orchestrated something like that. It really encouraged me!
That experience got me thinking about Fulton. If God would send to him some of his old friends, from even 20 years ago, what a blessing that would be. I want to encourage you to try to contact friends from the past. You will be encouraged. Al Denson sure did encourage me. Just a little gift from God but beautiful nonetheless. Thanks Al!
Here’s a video of Al singing, Take Me to the Cross: