The Orlando Blessing

The Orlando Eye

I was born and raised in Orlando. I am privileged to still call it home.

When Tom and I were married in 1979 I moved with him to another city in Florida for the first 18 months of our life together. It was during this time that I realized how much I love Orlando – The City Beautiful. I missed it so much. When we moved back in 1980 I’ve never considered living anywhere else. I love my hometown.

Imagine this past Sunday when our church surprised us on our live feed with the following video? 85 churches in the Orlando area were invited to take part in a project called, The Orlando Blessing. It was led by The First Baptist Church of Orlando, which is the church my parents went to when I was born. So many touchstones leading up to this video, that when I saw the production I was moved on many levels. But none more so than realizing this is only a sampling of the churches in our area, and an even tinier snippet of the churches worldwide who could join in this throng. Then, lifting my eyes heavenward to realize that the great cloud of witnesses were joining in as well. This is a powerful glimpse of what I believe Heaven will be like. Come Lord Jesus!

We pray The Orlando Blessing will bless you and your children and their children and their children…

About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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4 Responses to The Orlando Blessing

  1. Just for fun, Debi.

    Orlando, yeah, it’s really fine;
    my praise will bring down the house
    for the really cool bright shine
    of the Kingdom of the Mouse.
    Anyone who’s with it knows
    that the Mick and Minnie rule,
    and the Uni Studios
    can just sit back, sit still, and drool.
    Summer’s what it’s meant to be,
    ice cream melting on your hands
    as you chase vacay victory
    through all the Disney-varied ‘lands’.
    On leaving, honour that one tear,
    but know that you’ll be back next year.

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  3. Helen says:

    There’s a U.K. wide one, where churches of every denomination have come together to sing the same song – the blessing – including song writers – Martin smith and Graham Kendrick. It takes something like this to come together, putting aside our differences, to pray and praise.


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