I’ve checked in on Swarm five different times at Dearborn Christian Fellowship in the town that made Henry Ford a household name. I’m now the Swarm mayor which means absolutely nothing.
What impressed me was to make a seeming difference in the lives of people who go to church there, especially the kids who attend like my four grandkids who are active there. Because of a seeming partnership between their parents and the church, they know who Jesus is. Their lives will revolve around that relationship.
I was touched by other things, like:
- My son-in-law bringing me a cup of hot coffee as the service was beginning without concern that an elder would admonish him about bringing caffeine into the service.
- Then there was the banner to the right of the pastor giving the sermon. It was a reminder that “God Fights Our Battles.” I presume this includes guys like me fighting Parkinson’s Disease.
- There was the young family sitting behind us who were extraordinarily friendly. It seemed sincere.
Did I experience the presence of God there? You bet. He was there. I saw him through other people.