Gary Witherall, whose wife Bonnie was martyred in Lebanon, chose as his text a passage from the gospel of John, the passage where the woman breaks the expensive perfume bottle over Jesus' feet.
"One woman said, 'I will humiliate myself in the presence of my God.' And she breaks the bottle, then unfurls her hair and begins wiping Jesus' feet. And the scent filled the room."
A few weeks later it was Jesus' blood that was being spilled, and it was a different scent; one that would change the world.
"The Lord spoke to Bonnie and said, 'I've not called you to a place. I've called you to Myself.'"
Gary pointed out to us that it's sometimes easier to get on a plane and go to Afghanistan than it is to fully, wholly seek after God's heart, to find and do what He desires for you. He shared how hard it was to come to the point of forgiving the man who killed his wife; how he wrestled with it and how God brought him to the point of forgiveness.
"I pray for the next Billy Graham to rise up from my generation. I pray for the next Keith Green. I pray for the next Martin Luther, who will nail the 95 theses on the evangelical church door."