“You can be a milkman!” “You can be a milkmaid!” That’s the way Ben Collins described what could happen if the youth were to crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word, take it in, grow, and then carry it to others so that they can take it in and grow (see 1 Peter 2:1-10). He stirred us to LONG for the pure spiritual milk, just as the Bible says. He said “Don’t deprive yourself. Drink deeply. Drink often.” Then, as God’s chosen people, you can begin to “proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (2:9).
There were two challenging questions to close: 1) Are you living to proclaim God’s excellencies?” and, 2) Who is Christ to you? Is He the precious cornerstone or a stone of stumbling to you? These questions led some into an extended time of reflection and prayer over the Word spoken. We sang. We cried. We smiled. We prayed. My comment afterwards was “We were finished, but God is not.” So, we waited and watched God work on hearts, young and old. Please pray that the seeds planted tonight would find hearts of good soil and grow up to produce eternal fruit for the fame of God’s excellencies and the increase of our joy, in Jesus’ name.
Loving the Kindness of our Heavenly Father,