In 2 Chronicles 29, good king Hezekiah restores the worship of Israel. The chapter describes all the work and reforms necessary to bring the nation back to the point of the worship of God.
There was a great deal of cleaning and set-up required. People were stationed at certain locations and assigned various tasks and duties. The music and instruments were prepared as the people planned the time of worship.
The day finally arrived. Second Chronicles 29:28-29 states the following:
While the whole assembly worshiped, the singers also sang and the trumpets sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished. . . . So they sang praises with joy, and bowed down and worshiped.
What an experience that must have been! It was an incredible day of worship. Second Chronicles 29:36 says that
. . . all the people rejoiced over what God had prepared for the people, because the thing came about suddenly.
Pastors’ Conference 2012 has come and gone. The people rejoiced over what God had prepared and it all came about so suddenly.
What a great conference. Every year someone says, “This was the best one yet.” However, this year I have to agree with them. It was so evident that the Holy Spirit was not only in the process of preparation, but He rested over the conference like the great cloud of fire that rested over the Hebrews in the wilderness. It seemed as if the Lord stayed right here in our presence until the final note was struck, the final parting was made, and the last light was turned out.
I can’t begin to adequately thank you for all your hard work, labor, and especially your prayers. Every year the greatest aspect of the conference is what our people do for pastors. The people’s ministry is the greatest ministry of the conference. Pastors are amazed, moved, stirred, and encouraged by our people and how they minister. Every smile means something. Every word connects. Every deed is watched and God uses it all to heal, help, and hurry on His process in a pastor’s life.
Thank you for your willingness to work hard and display a wonderful attitude. Now we, like Hezekiah and the people, can rejoice over what God has done.
Because of Him,