A highlight from our time in Australia at the beginning of this year was a visit to the Lim Family. They live about five hours away from Melbourne where we spent most of our time. For the first time, this family was able to visit the States.
We had the privilege of escorting them to the Creation Museum on our way home from the Nashville Regional Conference.
One of the interesting things about the Creation Museum was how they really honored the whole of Scripture noting each aspect of history. It was not really simply about creation. Here was a display illustrating the Apostle Paul writing his many Epistles to various churches. Our Paul was sound asleep during most of our visit.
The Seven “C’s” of History:
Creation-God created the world and all that is in it in seven literal 24 hour days.
Corruption-God loves all mankind and love includes choices. Man chose to sin and everyone since then was born as sinners.
Catastrophe-God allowed a world-wide flood, but made away for those who believed in Him to escape.
Confusion-Man wanted to rule the world with their intellectual and physical powers, so God just adjusted a little factor-language.
Christ-The Second Adam came to earth and was humbly born, lived a perfect life so he could be tempted, reviled and yet remain faithful to what His Father directed.
Cross-God so loved us He sent His only son to take the punishment we all deserved because of our sin and allowed Him to suffer cruel death on the cross so we might have forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
Consummation-Christ longs to have full and unbroken fellowship with all those who He created.
Soon after returning from our trip to Nashville and the Creation Museum we were able to hit the road again with a Duggar Family Resource table highlighting key resources that have blessed and encouraged their family over the years. We were also able to coordinate the book signing event with the convention center staff.
The team that manned the convention hall exhibit.
The long line of Duggars that some waited three hours to see were well encouraged after their visit and getting their book signed as just one part that made it worth while.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar made it a point to visit with each family that came by and David shot a picture for the many who requested it.
This auditorium was filled several times with people waiting as much as three hours in line to get in to hear the Duggars share. What a blessing to have them share the truths of God’s Word that have guided and encouraged them over the years.
Several young people from a sweet family we know volunteered to help us out. Little did I know how much we would need them. Paul has grown so much and rolled over for the first time. The most recent thing that he started to do is laugh. Maybe it was the long traveling that inspired it thinking about his crazy parents taking him on so many adventures. We traveled over 40 hours round trip, but it was so neat seeing the response and hunger of the families for lasting answers. Unloading the trailer that was hauling many of the books used in the signing as well as key resources that have blessed the lives of many thousands of families including the Duggar Family. Resources such as the Financial Freedom Seminar and the Pineapple Story or the Character Sketches and character card sets and many others.