This week’s post is a little different, because last night I attended a concert hosted by my home church, Trinity World Outreach Center and The Refuge, an area youth ministry. Eddie James began with worship and praise, belting out songs with energy. His backup singers and dancers brought us so frequently to our feet, we just stayed there.
But the real star of the show was the message. Not just when Eddie spoke, but when the kids told why they’re here. Life changing. For someone who lived through the heartbreak of raising a child addicted to something, the moms whose children are still addicted, the families suffering because their child is a gangbanger, this night held hope and healing.
Eddie’s message is tough. He preaches aggressive faith. He preaches obedience. He preaches purity. But most of all, he preaches grace and reminds us of God’s love. And the glory falls. Lives are changed.
This is a mighty wave like none we’ve seen. This is a way to fight back against the heartbreaking epidemic of addiction. Once again, as it did in the late sixties and early seventies, it begins with our youth: revival.
Hope surges when revival is present. If you’re in the Louisville, Kentucky area and your teen or teens need help, get them to The Refuge. They meet on Sunday night in Mt. Washington and again on Wednesday night at Trinity World Outreach Center, in the Family Life Center. The Shift has begun. Things are changing, and it’s a change I don’t want to miss.
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