There are places and times that unwrap into greatness as we watch it happen. For several years we have been part of the back2school outreach event, and this was by far the greatest of any year before as God accomplished more than we expected and more than we ever even thought of as it began more than half a decade ago.
Sunday evening was the back2school celebration, and people from several of the churches got together at one of the local parks. There was no agenda. Just inflatables for the kids, food to enjoy and lots of conversations. We talked about life, about the event we were part of and much more.
Proverbs 23:16 NLT
Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.
Ephesians 1:19 NLT
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power
I look back through the planning and preparing for back2school and realize that God did some things that are best characterized by the word great. I see pictures and video of our volunteers praying with children. That is greatness. I see the kids getting some clothes or backpacks and realize that they are ready or have some things to help them succeed in another year of school.
We might not have provided them the study skills or brains to succeed. But we did provide encouragement to reach for their potential. Deep within each person is the ability that God has given them for greatness. God destined us for greatness.
Looking at the people who were at the celebration last night, I see greatness in each. I hear their stories and their dreams. All of them point to greatness. There is talk of next year’s back2school event, and I get excited about the greatness that will surround the lives that will be impacted as a group of people, multiple churches come together with a great purpose to help students and their families achieve greatness.
May our lives help others first see the greatness of God and seize the greatness he has built into their lives!