My goodness! It's been a while since I've posted here. I've been neglecting things. Alas. What follows is from the Summer 2017 edition of Anglicans for Renewal Canada magazine. Subscribe to a print or digital version here.
Today, I suspect most of us Anglicans are "to" timers. We're living in the "to" between the glorys as we await the Holy Spirit's transformation from "glory to glory" about which St Paul wrote (2 Cor 3.18). The glory of the revivals and awakenings involving people like David Watson, Dennis and Rita Bennet and Terry Fulham in the 70s and 80s and which brought ARM Canada into being have subsided. Just as in the days of Eli and Samuel, we now live in days when the "word of the Lord" is rare and there are few visions (1 Sam 3.1) in the North American Anglican world, at least. We await another visitation, another awakening, to draw hundreds and thousands of Anglicans into another outpouring of the Spirit where folk will flock to our services and gatherings hungry and thirsty for more of the LORD simply because his presence is so palpable and obvious in healings and changed lives.
Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (pp 61 & 66)
You send forth your Spirit, O Lord; * you renew the face of the earth.