In January of this year Angel and I had the opportunity to attend Passion 2010 with the college ministry at North Metro Church. We went to spend time around college students who love Jesus. We were about 3 months away from leading 18 college students on a trip to Guatemala and we felt that we needed to be around young adults. We spend most of our time with an 8 year old and a 10 year old, and it has been a long time since I was in college (not so long for Angel).
Well Passion 2010 blew us away. God showed up and helped us solidify our vision for Guatemala and helped us get ready to lead college students. One quick aside - we fell in love with 18 of the most incredible college students. Well tonight we had the opportunity to link into a Passion 2011 event via the Internet. It was an amazing time of worship by Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels and teaching by Louie Giglio. I am thanking God for technology. We needed a "taste of home" and this hit the spot.
The most amazing part of the event happened right at our kitchen table. We were eating Chicken Parmesan and singing with our mouths full. We could not stop worshiping (or eating), we sang with our mouths full. I think God is OK with that. As a dad it was a sweet time to look across our tiny table and see Parker and Anna Kate singing every word of every song. Their hearts were in a posture of worship and as I often do these days, I cried.
We have hit some pretty tall speed bumps over the last 8 weeks, but God continues to be faithful even when we are not. We know that He will be faithful to finish the good work that He has started.
Check out a few seconds of a video clip by a young Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels.