Best-selling author and speaker John Piper was delivering a passionate message on a Sunday morning when his watch started beeping to alert someone he had fallen down.
On December 11 the theologian was sharing a message titled 'The Lord Governs My Good and Is My Good: All of Psalm 16 for a New Year.' He was preaching at South Cities Church in Lakeville, Minnesota.
Right after Piper shouted, 'God is good,' with his hands in the air, his Apple watch started beeping.
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"You know what? My phone is telling me that I fell down," said the 76-year-old Piper. "I'm okay. I did not fall down. Did you hear it? This has happened twice in my life. I'm preaching and they think I fall down. I'm not falling down. I'm standing up. I'm preaching. Good grief, Apple."
The message was part of an Advent series Piper preached in December.
Without missing a beat after shutting off the alarm, Piper continued on with his message on finding the fullness of joy through God. The crowd found a good bit of joy through the watch incident as well.