When you throw a million dollar event but give away A L L the ticket money
for the poor, the hungry and thirsty
for the exploited (sex-traded) children of the world
for the orphan (and fatherless), for the widow (and the single-parents in our area),
when the Family of God gathers to worship and pray
to sing along, to cheer and worship
when you rent out hundreds of acres so Father can call His children together for a little reunion
when you have a day where almost a third of those gathering are people who don’t know Jesus yet, but some one in the fam brought them, prayed over them, is beliving God for their salvation and they got a free admission just so we could introduce them to Jesus…
when 2000 volunteers sweat and work for the glory
and Jesus is the headliner and you see all the races and all the denominations and every age represented and they just forget their dividing lines and join in one song for one God, and one reason
and when 40,000 people encounter the father heart of God and through the gift they GIVE when they walk through the front gate, nations are impacted and
wells are dug and the hungry are fed and
children are adopted
and the suicidal find hope and life and
lives are transformed
and the Name of Jesus is made glorious
Then the money spent was well worth it. Every dollar, multiplied in its’ impact. On real people. Real lives. Changed.
It is not about the concert. It is not about the bands. It is about the love of a Father, expressed to those He loves. On earth as it is in heaven.
400 people giving $3000 over then next 10 months can make this happen.
I am just thinking out loud. About giving away every dollar of admission/ticket money and how we can still do all this more, as family, anyway.