Hey – anyone else overwhelmed and completely exhausted after the incredibly God-glorifying celebration weekend we just experienced at Harvest??? We just finished our weekly "huddle" as a staff – where we share our highlights from the weekend, chat about what’s coming up and pray. We all agreed that there was really nothing about this fifth celebration of our 10th anniversary that wasn’t a highlight….
**What an incredible blessing it was to sit under the teaching of Pastor James and work through John 2:1-12. If you saw our storylines video, you'll realize that the fact that I was sitting beside my wonderful husband, holding his hand, loving him more than I thought possible IS one of God’s miracles. Was it instant and easy– no! Did it take faith and perseverance – yes! But, God’s promises are true and he really doesn’t EVER leave you or forsake you. Find encouragement in that as you pray and wait for your own miracles to happen.
**Loved, loved, loved Meredith, Jacob, Joshua and the team that led us in worship. Does that girl have energy or what? Her passion is beyond evident – the love of Christ just shines through her. So blessed by their gifts and to hear the name of Jesus being lifted high through worship.
**So amazing to see God at work throughout the weekend. The response to the messages was so moving; to see so many stand but just as many be there to support their brothers and sisters was overwhelming.
**People were saved! I embraced one of them with tears in my eyes after he told me….we have been praying earnestly for this young man – that God would stir in his heart. Another miracle – praise God!
**One resounding highlight to all of us as staff was the way – you – our church family stepped up. We were blown away by your service this weekend, your support and your love. You were tireless in your efforts and you served with true joy and excellence. You moved furniture, set up extra chairs, cooked, cleaned, folded bulletins, played with LOTS of busy children, shook hands, hugged, smiled and prayed. You came early and stayed late. You just ROCK! We are SO grateful to God for each one of you and the part you had in making this 10th anniversary celebration weekend to remember.
I know it doesn’t stop here…can’t wait for our next huddle, so we can share the highlights from this coming Sunday :-)