Youth in Missions 2010

July 1, 2010 | ARISE

When was the last time you sat in complete and total silence? When was the last time you sat in complete and total silence with 1,300 teenagers? When was the last time you sat enveloped in the presence of God with your heart overflowing with love and gratitude listening to sacred music with hundreds of young people, most of whom cannot speak due to the upwelling of emotion in their souls? Does this sound impossible? With God all things are possible!

In April of this year at Youth in Mission, I experienced these things and felt the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.” (Isaiah 32:17) We all felt those words because we were in the presence of the Holy Spirit and, “where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) We were free from anxiety. Free from guilt and sin. Free from selfish ambition. Free from arrogance and pride. Free from this temporary world. And what …
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