“Most crises are not crises. When I was younger, I thought that whatever I considered important was a battle to fight for. I came to learn that if something is of the Lord, it will work out in God’s timing.”
That was Dr. Boice’s comment to me just before the congregational meeting in which we were to vote on whether or not to install air conditioning in the one-hundred-year-old sanctuary of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Boice was for it. Congregants had sweltered long enough in the summer months, but many felt it was poor use of money to be used for kingdom work. I watched Dr. Boice then moderate the meeting with a cheerful spirit. (The vote passed.) “Most crises are not crises” has carried me well through “crisis” events. It is but one of many lessons I would learn through Boice’s instruction and through his example.
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