31 Jul You Make Beautiful Things
If you came to the Impact festival this past week, you’ve heard this line over and over again in worship, dramas, dances, and speakers:
You make beautiful things out of us.
It’s so easy to take for granted the power of God’s spirit sometimes. When we’re at home and just going through our daily lives without a lot of thought, it’s easy to miss out on the things God shows us. It’s easy to get so caught up in the things that we have to get done, the things that have to go right in our lives, that have to happen exactly the way we want, and so often I feel like we forget the incredible magnitude of the power of simple truths that we can speak.
Impact is always something that leaves me blown away every year. Whether it’s with the incredible speakers, the worship, the raw and honest testimonies, or the dramas and dances that strike right to your heart, there is no way that you can leave Impact the same as when you came.
But this year, the moment I will remember is when I looked out at the crowd on Saturday night, and saw 800 people who are flawed, struggling, and in the process of healing, but who put their faith in a God who is bigger than any burdens or pain that they have been bearing. People who are completely broken, but know that God’s love is stronger and more potent than any brokenness that they feel. I will never forget seeing the entire arena filled with these beautiful people holding each other up, being moved through by the Holy Spirit, and singing this simple truth:
“You make me new, You are making me new…You make beautiful things out of us.”
It was the single most powerful thing I have ever seen. No doubt. No hesitation. No second-guessing
what anyone was saying; just expressions of thanks, hope, and absolute love for our Father who loves us.
Thank you for painting this picture. I will never forget it.