Monday, January 15, 2007

WhY Did Ya Change The Lights?

Chrarity Bates recently commented on David Sliker's Blog about the changing look of the prayer room. She is a great friend of our family and I was blown away by her comments regarding the new lighting in the Prayer Room. Her words are in red. You might want to visit her blog.

Even though you already have the input of half of IHOP about the big changes in the prayer room, I feel compelled to share as well. During the Onething conference, I was able to meet the ‘Seeker-Sensitive Willow Creek Lighting Guy’ who has caused such a ruckus. During our conversation I asked him, “What is your vision for the lights in the PR?” Honestly, his response surprised me. Without missing a beat he said, “Revelation 4.” He then explained to me that the scene around the throne shows us that human beings were meant to be visually fascinated by beauty and that the changes in the Prayer Room are not only meant to ‘make things look nice,’ but they are meant to be an escort into the very presence of God. At IHOP we spend a lot of time talking about the Hymns of Revelation, but honestly, there is a lot more going on there than just songs. I am excited about the changes in the prayer room. I know that right now it is ‘little, rough, and ugly’ but in time, with a good dose of wisdom and revelation, something stunning could emerge.

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