by Suni Bradford
I recently attended a festival that was designed to share with people the truth and love of our Savior. The message of His desire to have a personal relationship with us. I wondered how many had heard the message of hope before. Perhaps, they hadn’t felt the call or perhaps before they never responded. They may have been embarrassed and still others felt the strongest most overwhelming call of their lives. They felt it emotionally as well as the physical pull from God. The message which said, “I am love, come to me”. I remember that feeling very clearly when the Holy Spirit first spoke to me.
I got to experience a daughter, who was already a believer see her father come to Christ. She shined as you could see the joy radiating from her. I had to ask them if I could take a picture of them. I used her camera so she could see and remember this very special day. Incredible.
The unselfishness and sincere desire to share the love, hope and life we all can have in Jesus Christ was beautiful. From the great man that had vision, to the performers along with all of the many people that volunteered and served in one form or another to make this life changing event happen.
As I watched and listened to all the chattering of excitement, laughter, singing to praise music and the fabulous smell of kettle corn, I felt such joy and so blessed to be part of this great family. The whole experience was a reaffirming of His greatness. I could feel the energy in the air by the lives given over to the amazing God and by the reviving of a believer’s faith. The wave that rolls out around all involved can be an accepted and welcomed drenching. Or it can feel like you’re on an abandoned ship. Jesus stilled the waters before and He’ll still them again. Fortunately, we may be attacked for our choice to change and live a different life. It may make friends or family members uncomfortable as they do not understand this “God” we have found. It takes great courage and I can guarantee that this new life is worth the risk. So, be brave little engines and live boldly today.
The saying be brave little engines come from a cartoon called Thomas (the tank engine) and the toy workshops, theme song. The first verses goes like this. There are times to be brave and times to be strong, when you are lost and all alone. You might be somewhere strange and dark, but long to be safe at home.
I think that the people that have accepted Christ, were being very brave and strong as they felt lost and alone and they heard God. Even if they were in a huge crowd they heard His call. When we feel we are in a dark place, God offers us a safe home and He is always there waiting with open arms. Now that’s good news.Congratulation and welcome to our family.
Love to all, Suni