Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Amazing Grace

Our Youth Ministry does the Good Friday service at our church every year. I can’t even tell you how amazing it is. God is moving in their lives and its so awesome to see. Some people think that I’m so great because I serve at Alive and the teenagers, really, like all things in Christ, the blessing is mine, and totally undeserving.

This year’s service is no different than the last, its amazing, mind blowing, heart changing. Just watching the run throughs I was crying during that. My job is in the back, doing words. I like it back there. You can see hands raised, you get a great view because you get to see everything happening.

Last year I don’t remember what we ate, because everybody just bought lunch/dinner. There are a lot of us that will get there at one (or earlier) and not leave until midnight. That’s a long day. Today’s menu: Mostacolli, bread, salad, red velvet cupcakes (get it red – blood) and later I will bust our a cheese and cracker & a veggie tray after the first service. So many people say “thanks” or “you’re so awesome to do that”. I want to tell you something, and its crazy, but its my honor to serve them food. It is a true gift from God that I can cook, cook well, cook for a lot of people, and that I have the funds available to buy the stuff.

I always wanted a large family, one with lots of children, and by the grace of God I have more children to love than I ever imagined. Not only do I get to love them, I see God’s grace in their lives, I see them go out in faith to love their friends, to love people they might not even like, to see them be nice to the kid who sits by themselves, to see them travel to foreign countries to love people and break the chains of religion and to allow themselves to be used to show people what a relationship with Jesus looks like and to give them that gift. To see the kids the kids live love out in their own families.

Amazing Grace.
How sweet the sound.
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost
But now I’m found
Was blind
But now I see

Praise God!

1 comment:

Savvy said...

Great post! It is a blessing to see the youth grow in Christ and it must be awesome for you to be involve in their lives.

I'm just starting to dabble in my gifts that I can offer to the church and recently got involved with the Youth ministry.

I just want to let you know that your blog is a blessing and I'm glad I came across it!