Sitting on my desk is a beautiful and hot-off-the-press copy of a pictorial autobiography of our very own George and Hilda Sweeting entitled Full Circle. Dr. Sweeting served as the 14th Senior Pastor of The Moody Church from 1966 to 1971; he then transitioned into the role of president of Moody Bible Institute until 1987, and thereafter served as chancellor through 1999. As I’ve perused this volume, I’m struck by the providential hand of God in our lives. The following is an excerpt from the back cover:
Both of George’s parents were converted in Scotland by the ministry of D. L. Moody. Then, in God’s perfect timing, He brought George into two leadership position connected with this great evangelist—first, as pastor of the historic Moody Church in Chicago, and second, as the sixth president of the school Moody founded: the Moody Bible Institute.
Along the way, God gave the Sweetings a deep heart for evangelism. Whether preaching in evangelistic crusades or sending missionaries to foreign fields, George has always been passionate about winning souls for Christ. “Our supreme task is world evangelization in this generation!” was the constant cry of his heart.
From humble beginnings, to academic leadership, to friendship with a US president, God used George and Hilda Sweeting to make an impact on the world and create a legacy of faithfulness. And as you read, ask yourself, “Lord, how do You want to bring my life full circle as well?”
I’ve been greatly encouraged to get to know George and Hilda Sweeting in reading this treasure of a book. If you have the time, I encourage you to read it as well. Full Circle is available anywhere books are sold, but if you buy directly from Moody Publishers’ website and use the code Sweeting50, you’ll receive a 50% discount! Visit www.moodypublishers.com to purchase your copy.
You are loved, more than you know!