The closing prayer was offered by Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas. While she stands only 4 feet 11 inches tall, her prayer touched the hearts of the tallest in the room. She is a person of deep faith in Jesus Christ. I don’t remember the words of most of those who spoke that morning. But Andrea and Gabby demonstrated to me that God can choose whom He want to speak for Him.
The Rev. Rob John is pastor of Old South Church, Presbyterian, Newburyport.