Day 13. Mouthpiece.
Passion is not about the people on the stage, rather a place where you can know that the people onstage have a massive desire for you to see someone greater than themselves. While those of us on the stage have not pefected that yet (by any stretch of the imagination), Passion has always dreamed of a day when people would arrive and leave with the name of Jesus in their mouths more than the names of people. And why not, who can compare to Him?
Yet, having said that, most times God chooses to use people. People with faces and voices and gifts and vision and a story to tell. I love the people I am serving with at Passion 07 and am so honored to walk beside them in these days…those on main stages, leading Community Groups and Breakout speakers. Though the extra 3 or 4 feet up onto the main arena stages differentiates in no way from those leading in other moments, there is a weight for us all as we seek to lead well in these days.
They are: Beth Moore, Chris Tomlin and band, Matt Redman and band, Francis Chan, David Crowder*Band, Steve Fee and band, Tim Hughes and band, John Piper, Charlie Hall and band, Louie Giglio, plus other singers and musicians.
Father, please cover these and their families with mercy today. Defend, preserve, heal and inspire. May they see You more vividly than ever before, and portray with boldness and creativity the beauty of Your holiness and grace. Give them special gifts for the moments of Passion 07, and do in them in these days what we so long for You to do in this generation. Jesus keep and carry each one for Your name’s sake, Amen.
“I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked…For the Lord God is a sun and a shield, the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:10b-11