I’m quite confident my experience Sunday was literally one-of-a-kind. There can’t possibly have been two congregations on the planet where the opening prayer was prayed in French, Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and English.
Goshen International Church celebrated its first-ever facility here in Tucson, and the prayers of dedication were prayed by four members of the worship team (see picture) plus the father of the worship team leader.
Did you know that “hallelujah” sounds the same in every language? I knew that already, but I heard it for myself from many of these five languages. And isn’t that fitting? A word that means “praise the Lord” is the single most unifying word on the planet. No wonder Jesus’ prayer for unity begins by praying that the Son would be glorified – that’s where unity starts! When Jesus is lifted up, He draws us all together, whether we’re dedicating a new building or bearing another’s burdens.
Dave Drum, Founder