This past week I went to the Passion conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 55,000 college students praising Jesus and learning how live a life abandoned! One of the coolest things I’ve been a part of in my life.
Here’s a look inside the trip from my sister Abigail.
Being a part of Passion 2017 has been one of the greatest honors of my life so far, and most humbling. Never have I experienced what it is to be truly humble, now I do. Before my adventure to Atlanta, Georgia I would have told you that yes I would consider myself to be a humble person. Today I can truly say I have been humbled. God spoke to me though His glory. His great ability to bring so many individuals together for one purpose, to honor Him, showed me just how much bigger and more capable He is than what I ever thought before. The impossible is truly possible only in Christ.
I had the privilege of attending Passion 2017 with 55,000 plus fellow college students, and it was amidst this gathering that God spoke to me. From the encounter I began to praise Him in the best way I know how, drawing. The meaning behind the drawing, and the word, is simple:
We are like blood cells as we travel from place to place bringing the good news of Jesus everywhere we go. Just like blood running through veins we must come back to the heart and be renewed to be sent out again and perform our function. The heart of the body of Christ is held in the hand of God, and we, the blood, spread the good news.
As I stood in the Georgia Dome worshiping the Creator God, I knew I was standing in a metaphorical heart. This gathering was throbbing, beating, ready to burst with the good news of the Father. But these vessels would have to refuel in a community, a corporate gathering, in order to be sent out refreshed in ways that will strengthen our intimate journey with God.
“For the body dose not consist of one member but of many.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:14
“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love , O Lord, and grant us your salvation. Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.”
– Psalm 85:6-9