Today I have had an opportunity to sit back and truly think about what happened at City of Life through our Blink: The Door production. It is one of the largest evangelistic outreaches in the history of our county. Since Blink began I have been getting dozens of messages every day from people who have found hope in Christ and that truly makes me happy.
One mom wrote me and said that her daughter had been taking boxing lessons before she knew the Lord at Blink. She came home after practice the next day and said, “Something doesn’t feel right anymore. I don’t want to hurt anyone now, I’m different”. Now I’m not coming down on boxing or other violent sports, (like football =)) but I think it is such a powerful thing when God turns people’s hearts and their outward life begins to reflect the inward change they have experienced.
One young man said that he was addicted to pills for two years and he hasn’t even had the desire since he accepted Christ on opening night.
Another satisfying element of what just happened is the powerful sense of purpose our church members have felt to reach others with the gospel. People do not want this to be the end of inviting people to church and telling them about Jesus in day to day conversations. I believe that is why we have experienced a true revival here in Osceola County. People are changed from the inside out. Now we move on to the beautiful task of trying to help these people grow in Christ and finish the race that they have just begun.
I’ll write more extensively about this amazing season very soon but I will leave you with a story that touched my heart. Before the Saturday night performance a couple approached me. They introduced themselves and told me that they were married and worked for Campus Crusade For Christ. As we began to talk the lady told me that they were so excited to see Blink again because she saw Blink 10 years ago when she was a devout Muslim that had just moved here from Iraq. Her life was radically transformed and now they are over the Middle East ministries for Campus Crusade. Joy just overflowed from her heart. It overwhelmed me at how good and gracious the Lord is.
It got me excited for what stories we might hear 10 years from now.