Note: This article was originally published on February 18, 2015, at OnFaith. It is reprinted with permission.
I grew up in what is sometimes called a “low church” tradition that didn’t observe much of the church calendar. We certainly didn’t participate in rituals we thought were attempts to earn the favor of God — though, to be fair, others thought we attempted to earn God’s favor by the things we didn’t do.
What a privilege to have you here with us in Switzerland, teaching us and our friends. Thank you for loving God’s Word, always digging deeper to discover the spiritual worth and truth of Scripture, whether in your books or in person. It’s inspiring to see how you let God use you in such a great way, traveling from city to city, church to church, teaching and preaching. Do come back!