It was a beautiful setting in the mountains of Western Oregon. A large church had scheduled a Men’s Retreat for the weekend, and I was honored to be their guest speaker.
The first session was about 30 minutes away, and I was walking the perimeter of the outdoor basketball court by myself. Thinking and praying, I was looking forward to the time with the other men. I felt that I had a clear message from the Lord that would build them up, equip them, and refresh them.
The following was an experience that I had with our Heavenly Father in the mid-1990’s. I don’t recall having ever put this encounter into written form—in whole or in part, though I have verbally spoken of it to a very small and select group of close siblings in Christ.