A moment such as this, a day like today, a light rain passes through the concrete skies of Portland.
Is it just another day, just another season? Like Esther and Nehemiah we know that today is THE day, the day we will spend a moment with a King! Not just any King, a King not bound by laws of nature, or time, not bound by money, or circumstance; No we have a moment with the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, who is willing to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine. The question is simple; what will we ask, what will we imagine?
We know that like much of the events that took place in the book of Exodus that a single year can alter the course of history; a single year can set a people free, a single year can forge a people together and unite them under one mission. It may have victories that will be shared about for generations as well as defeats that will attempt to define the character of the people. 2013 will be our year; no it will be God’s year!
We have learned through men and women like David, Gideon, Esther, Deborah, Elijah, and Elisha, that God can do so much with a single imperfect heart especially if that heart is willing to change, willing to surrender, willing to fight, willing to run, and willing to stand. Through the book of Acts we see what God can do with many imperfect hearts when they are willing to sacrifice, willing to be set apart, and willing to stick together. Hearts set free can’t help but to turn the world upside down!
The youth and family ministry, like any other ministry, must be scriptural, clear, evangelical, and practical; well stated, explained, defined, and applied. We will not let anyone look down on us because we are young. We will work harder than anyone as to set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.
So when all is said and done, we will let LIGHT REIGN through the concrete hearts of Portland, and we will see this world evangelized in OUR generation. It all starts with a moment such as this, a day like today.