Last night, I stood still, amidst hundreds of students all proclaiming their praise & confession to the Lord. We prayed for those who are lost, seeking & struggling. For those who do not yet know Truth. Outside the building where we gathered, a deep pounding surged through to our ears, just across the street were parties, with probably the same amount of students, but not gathered for the same purpose. They were there, doing whatever felt right to satisfy them for the moment. But at the end of the night, where would they end up? I met a few who wandered through our doors after the evening had ended. They were looking for something…..it didn’t matter what, they just wanted to be a part of something. While talking with them, my heart ached for them to be a part of our family…of God’s family. If only they could understand that they mattered, that God loved them, that we loved them, and that there was purpose for their life.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
The seeking, searching, aching and dizzying path of these students compels me to pray that someday soon they can understand fully the grace of God that has been extended towards them, and that there is a way of peace & joy, found only in the Lord. Will you join me in this prayer?