Wess Stafford, the President of Compassion International spent this past weekend with us at RiverTree. He had dinner in our home on Friday evening, spoke to our TreeHouse Kidz children’s servants on Saturday morning, addressed our Leadership Community later that same day and then spoke in all of our weekend services. A very full schedule and he did an amazing job.

I’ve had the privilege of spending a good deal of time with Wess over the past year–he is my mentor who has become a dear friend and brother in Christ. I’ve watched him in a variety of settings . . . but this weekend was different. This weekend I watched him interract with a variety of people: Leaders, children, affluent, struggling, needy . . . and he valued every one. And I do mean every one. I watched him engage people and bless them. He got on his knees and talked with children. He laid hands on people and prayed for them. He gave big hugs. And the response? People wanted to be near him.

This weekend, through Wess, I watched Jesus in action. And now, I have a better understanding of why people wanted to be near Jesus.