It’s 5:46 AM and I am sitting in the hotel lobby the morning after the first session of Student Life. Yes, Student Life. No I didnt go back to college and definately did not go back to high school. I tried. The do not take 39 year old freshmen at my local high school. I am definately the old guy in the club though.
What did happen is that Steph and I took about 10 kids from LMBC youth to Student Life Tour 09. Last night, Kristian Stanfill and Francis Chan led an incredible night of praise and worship for both young and, fortunately, the old.
Everything was incredible. There were display screens every where you looked and more Mac computers than I could count. Graphics were amazing, videos were awesome. Everything about this presentation was top notch. The church we are at I estimated to hold about 5,000 people and I didnt find an empty seat in the house. But the lights, sound, graphics, screens, and everything I thought was really kewl, was not what made this night great.
It was the worship!
Kristian started the night with and old rock song, Love Love Love and then kicked it up a notch. When he did Oh Happy Day, I didnt know if the roof was going to stay on. As the worship continued, it got to be more intense even to the point of using Oh Come All Ye Faithful. It was really incredible. God was definately in the house.
Then Francis brought his message that really hit home.
32″Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.
What floored me is the image of Christ, in heaven saying to God, this is Keith. He’s with me. Christ acknowledging me to God. Little old sinner me to the creator of the universe.
Today we are headed back for more incredible worship. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do today!
Dear God, last night was amazing. Your messengers brought worship to a room full of people, myself included, that are so unworthy of your blessings. Allow us to hear your word and praise you again today and speak to those of us needing to hear Your voice.
Keith…….more to come. Stay tuned.