Last Sunday, I was event manager for Worship in the Park (#WorshipinHorshamPark), a Christian event in the local Park. For several weeks, I and others had been prayer walking the space, asking God to take control of the event. The weather forecast had been good and we looked set for a great event. Then, 24 hours before the event, the forecast changed. Rain, with the threat of thunderstorms. We kept praying.
Apart from the fact that people wouldn’t turn up in the rain, we hadn’t planned a covered stage. We weren’t equipped for wet weather. Rain, any rain, would cancel our event.
In the hour before the event, during the set up and sound checks, three times it rained and we had to cover everything with tarpaulins. It was dull, overcast, and looked set to rain during the event. We kept praying.
Then, five minutes before the planned start time, something extraordinary happened. Around 200 people turned up. The clouds cleared. The sun came out. The people worshipped.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21