We’re back from an eight-day trip to Philadelphia to visit Charlene’s sister and her new husband. I spent all day driving and now I can’t sleep, even though I’m very tired.
The two top attractions of the trip were Philadelphia’s historic district, "America’s most historic square mile" (where the Declaration of Independence was signed, home of the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s grave, etc.), and visiting New York (apart from when we lost one of our cars overnight when the parking garage closed). It was sobering to drive past Ground Zero, but exciting to be in such a vibrant city.
My favorite part of the trip into New York was our time with the congregation at Brooklyn Tabernacle. We worshiped; we were moved; we were comforted; we were rebuked. Jim Cymbala did an excellent job in leading the service. Beyond the beautiful new building and the phenomenal choir, even beyond the multicultural flavor of the church, God is doing a work there. It was exciting to participate, even for a day.