I had the privilege of preaching a revival at the First United Methodist Church in Union Springs, Alabama. A most interesting event took place on the first night of the revival. A musical group was singing “Give Me Jesus,” and they were singing the line “And when I come to die, give me Jesus.” Suddenly I noticed everyone was looking up and getting all stirred up. I thought the Holy Spirit had descended upon that place and a genuine revival was breaking out. Then I looked up and discovered bats were flying around the Sanctuary and dive-bombing the people in the pews. One man caught one of the bats in his hymnal (Who says we don’t need hymnals in church anymore?). It was decided that we should move to the Fellowship Hall, but I wanted to stay in the Sanctuary. With people fearful of a bat, no one would have fallen asleep. It was the best revival service I have ever been a part of. I promise you that there will probably be no bats flying around in your home or your life today, but I do hope that all of you will spend some time looking up today. Psalm 121 said, “I lift mine eyes unto the hills. From whence does my help come? It comes from the Lord.” Look up today. Look up and know that your greatest help comes from God.
– Dr. Tim Thompson