The Harding University Lectureships concluded today. I haven't been able to attend much of it until today.
This morning, Mike Myers from the Littleton Church of Christ spoke in chapel and gave a keynote address before lunch. Mike was my youth minister growing up at Littleton, and he later became the pulpit minister. I haven't seen Mike in years, so it was really good to hear him speak. It brought back a lot of memories.
Mike talked about those times when we feel God isn't there. This was a very relevant topic for Mike: his mother had been suffering for several years from Alzheimer's and passed away just last week. It's at those dark times that God offers us a gleam of hope... we can be confident in knowing that He loves us, that He sent His son to die for us and knows what suffering is and that we have a chance to be with Him someday in the future.
Mike mentioned how the Colorado Rockies have been playing so well recently, even when everyone wrote them off at the beginning on the season. He even went so far to say they would win the World Series. When Howard Norton reminded Mike that he was in Cardinals country, Mike replied, "we all have sins we need to repent of. "