Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. (Psalm 115:1)
Today we give thanks to our God and offer praise for the glory of His name. At the Lake this morning, we celebrated the joy of changed lives with unforgettable baptisms. This afternoon we’ll gather as a church family for MoodyFest, celebrating together God’s work in our lives. Now here in this special installation service, we have another moment to give glory to God for His love and faithfulness.
Two years ago, if you had told me all that God in His kindness would do in bringing us to The Moody Church in Chicago, I would have thought you were nuts. But as God would have it, He took our family on a faith journey that ultimately led to this place. Through highs and lows and twists and turns, God led us here with blinding clarity. Yet we continue to be as surprised as anyone. But we are grateful. We’re grateful for the warmth and joy of our Moody Church family. We’re grateful for this new city we now call home. And we’re grateful to God for His evident love and faithfulness. Not to us, but to Your name be the glory, Lord!
Krista and I want to extend a special thank you to our family and friends who have joined us today: Duane & Susan Miller, Don & Cherie Friend, Grace Hensarling, Anne Hensarling, Jayna Williams, Amy Williams, Dr. Paul Dixon, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Dr. Mark Young, Scott Ridout, and Dr. Mark Jobe. We are touched and honored by your presence with us today. Thank you.
To our Moody Church family: Thank you for the honor of being your pastor. May we find great joy in serving Christ together in this great city for many years to come, for the glory of His name.
You are loved, more than you know!