GREAT morning yesterday! All of the prep...the prayer...it was just good! We did a little time travel during the service! I jumped in my time-machine and went back 2010 years ago to the stable where Jesus was born. (It was VERY COOL making Mark and Dave be surprised when I showed up behind them in the back of the auditorium!!) Then we went back 700 year before that to Isaiah's time...the point? THE Creator God had a MASTER PLAN with YOU in mind! It is soooooo true! God's plan was revealed through Isaiah and then it happened with Jesus! INCREDIBLE! To think that Isaiah predicted what would happen 700 years before it actually happened...imagine if someone from the year 1310 A.D. predicted EXACTLY what would happen this year...EXACTLY! Not ONE detail missing...
BUT...we didn't stop there...we then traveled to a moment before time as we know it began...to a conversation between The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There was talk about creating a world...creating people...BUT allowing those people to chose to love God. Then there must have been a moment...a moment when the Father and Son didn't utter a word, but they just knew...they knew what would happen...It was IN THAT MOMENT...that moment that God had his MASTER PLAN in place...and he thought of us. Because he decided to create us KNOWING what we would do...knowing that some would reject him. It was VERY cool to think of that moment...it really moved me.
Then we closed it out...and the coolest thing happened. We prayed and had people raise hands...I couldn't see any for the lights, but after the service I got the rest of the story...see...a couple of years back at a communion service I asked people during a time of prayer to picture people that needed Jesus in the empty chairs around us. One of the ladies at the service came to me afterwards on Sunday and saved that about EVERYONE that she prayed for were at the service this Sunday...AND ONE OF THEM GAVE THEIR LIFE TO JESUS!!!!! AWESOME...AMAZING...INCREDIBLE!!!!
God is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. soooooooooooooooooooooo good...soooooooooooo good!