Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beauty for Ashes!

Today I had the MOST amazing day ever! NO, I did not go on a dream date, with a dream guy. NO, I did not indulge myself in shopping, finding the latest fashions. NO, I didn't win a million dollars; but TODAY, I witnessed 80 youth crowded around the throne of Jesus, broken, hungry, and truly authentic in their worship for God.

IT. WAS. AMAZING. Refreshing, encouraging, and really the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life!

Allow me to back up. This week is Youth Week at the church, and we kicked off the celebrations with a trip to Splashtown! I had so much fun. I totally acted like a big kid, and rode just about every ride. It didn't help that I worked on my tan! HA!

After the water park, the plan was to bring the kids back to the church, feed them, and prepare them for Wednesday night Bible study. Tonight's activity: a talent show that we never got the privilege of experiencing. You see, the Greatest Performer orchestrated the most beautiful talent show where kids brought their broken lives, and exchanged them for His will! Kids were at the altar, praying for one another, encouraging one another, and just laying at the feet of Jesus. I'm sure heaven paused for a minute to catch this scene.

I so wish that I could truly capture the beauty of the night. I wish I could tell you the stories that were cried out on my shoulder. Lots of tears and snot! Gotta love! I will tell you this, this current generation is considered to be lost, but tonight, about 80 youth left our church ready to spread Jesus' love and story across the world!

I am so encouraged, and what a feeling to know you are walking in the will of God! It's an amazing feeling!

P.S. I get my furniture tomorrow, so I'll be sure to post pictures! I'm SO excited!


The Ross' said...

Oh Jarvis--AMAZING!! Tears fill my eyes and my heart is stired as I read about the youth. SO amazing. I pray that EVERY seed that was sown will grow and bear much fruit, that nothing will be lost that was planted in Jesus name!! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.