I just returned from a weekend conference where Brother Yun was invited to be one of the guest speakers. As I worked at the Back to Jerusalem book table, I was able to meet many of the people in attendance and several people commented that when Brother Yun began to speak, they sensed a special anointing over his words.
It is truly a privilege to know and work with Brother Yun and others like him. It’s refreshing to watch his life and see the same man in the car, at the hotel and in restaurants that you see on the stage. He doesn’t pretend to be one thing on stage and another when he’s off stage.
When Back to Jerusalem sets up a book table, all books and materials are always offered for any donation, meaning there are no set prices and no expected donation amount. In fact, when people show up and are not able to make a donation, they will still walk away with whichever books they want. At this event, people appeared to be taken back by this. Many people were in tears as they realized they would actually be able to get the books they wanted and left the tent with arms full of books and bears.
As I thought about this, I began to realize what a blessing it is to be a part of an organization that does not focus on buildings, but on people. It is amazing to see the advancement of the gospel as Chinese evangelists go forth with no glamor, no limelight, no focus on themselves, but simply with a heart to serve. As we begin this new year, what if we took this same attitude? What if we focused on what we could do for others instead of what they could do for us? What if we were just willing to serve – serve in any way God called us, even if it’s in the background where no one sees?
Perhaps our lives and the lives of those around us might change if we all had this same attitude.