If there were no pain and death in the world, we would not need to talk about Jesus. If all we experienced in our world was peace and tranquility, we would never need to rock the boat by bringing up the powerful, unsettling name of Jesus. But since the sting of pain and the shadow of death is in us and all around us, we need to talk about Jesus.
Many people have claimed to know the way to life, but all of them have been silenced by death. Jesus, however, is the only One to claim to know the way to life, and then rise from the dead. He is, and always will be, the answer for the world today. Above Him there is no other. Jesus is the way.
The latest terror attack reminds us of the evil present in our world. It reminds us that the possibility for mankind to act depraved and destructive is alive and well. Now, our whole world is yearning for a higher love. As Steve Winwood put it in 1986,
“Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be.
So, Bring me a higher love.”
We do need a higher love. We need a love that casts out all fear. A love that flows like a mighty river, pouring incessant from above. We need heaven’s peace and perfect justice to kiss this guilty world with love.
The good news is that, in Jesus Christ, all of that has taken place. God demonstrated His love for us, in that, while we were dead in our trespasses and sins, He sent His Only Son to die and resurrect for our freedom. For those of us firmly planted in Christ’s ever-present, unconditional love, we still have times of fear and pain, but Christ's love overcomes them every time.
In two weeks, there is going to be one of the largest and most dynamic presentations of Christ's love that this city has ever seen. Harvest America will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium on June 11th.
Over the last 27 years, some 7.6 million people have attended these Harvest outreaches and 489,345 have responded to the invitation to accept Christ as Savior. HALLELUJAH!
Please pray for this event and consider bringing someone who is not sure about Jesus. You can also volunteer in one of these areas that still need to be filled:
Altar prayer workers
Security team members
More information and online training is at: https://harvestamerica.com/serve
Finally, if you cannot make it to the event, you can invite people to your living room and live stream it at: https://harvestamerica.com
For more information, contact Terell Welch at 602-570-6073 Terellwelch@cox.net or John Youngstrom at 660-620-9805 John.Youngstrom@LivingStreams.org