Tonight I stand in awe.
I stand in awe of God's grace and goodness in my life. I stand in awe of the things that God is allowing me to see. I stand in awe of the experiences that God is seeing fit for me to be a part of. I stand in awe of the work that God is empowering me to do.
I stand in awe of how He is leveraging my past fears, faults and failures to honor Him. I stand in awe of how He is using my gifts, talents and abilities to glorify Him. I stand in awe of how He is changing my heart, will and motivations to magnify Him.
God has a mission that He desires to accomplish in the Bay Area and He invites me to join with Him in that mission! God has a work that He desires to do in the hearts of His children and He invites me to partner with Him in that work! God has a love that He desires to reveal to those who are unaware of it and He invites me to help Him reveal that love!
So what was it, exactly, that I got to be a part of this evening that has me in awe?
I got to witness Christ draw a young man towards Him. I got to witness Christ reveal His love to a young man who was seeking to find Him. I got to witness Christ pour out His grace on a young man who desired it.
I was blessed with the joy of seeing a young man set free by the beauty of the good news! I was blessed with the pleasure of seeing a young man experience true joy upon receiving the love of Christ. I was blessed with the opportunity to see a young man trust His life into the hands of Almighty God.
And it is that profound truth has me in awe.