While this issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY is being distributed around the world, the U. S. Congress on Evangelism will be meeting in Minneapolis. Many of us are praying that God will break through and send showers of blessing upon the delegates and through them on their churches throughout the world. We call to the attention of our readers the lead editorial, “Times of Refreshing,” and ask them to join us in prayer to God for the outpouring of his Spirit.
September brings us to the end of summer, the shortening of daytime, the return to school, the start of fall programs in the churches. As we watch season yield to season, as we anticipate the colorful glories of autumn, the tingle of colder mornings, and the coming of winter, we are reminded once again that the promises of God do not fail. As long as time shall last there will be seedtime and harvest, winter and summer, snow and sun. The seasons now approaching bring with them anniversaries we look forward to: Reformation Sunday, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, with its remembrance of the greatest of all gifts. Man on the moon pales to insignificance when we think of God on earth—in Jesus Christ.1
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