The traffic started backing up. It was still over two hours before the crusade was to begin. I have never been more excited to see a traffic jam. The lines started forming blocks away. Everyone was in such a good mood. The massive stadium daunting the sky. The clouds rolled in, yet one little hole in the clouds allowed the sun to shine through.
Benjamin didn't miss a step. He looked on at awe at the number of people. He has never been to one of these events. We had taken our other children to a Billy Graham crusade at the old Dallas Cowboy stadium years ago. In comparison to this stadium, it was small.
The arena filled to capacity (100,000 people) within just a hour. People were even seated behind the stage, their only view would be to watch it through the massive screens over head. The stairs were loaded with people watching, who couldn't get a seat. Outside others listened, who couldn't get into the stadium. It was streamed live all around the world. The total number of viewers, only God knows.
The Gospel was spoken.
Greg Laurie shared the Gospel.
My phone was dead so I didn't get a picture of him.
I don't need to judge the hearts of the people, that is God's job. He is the one who turns the hearts. He is the one! I prayed, I was obedient, the results is His, for His glory.
There were prayers lifted up for our Nation!!
This is Benjamin's hat, he picked it out and asked if he could have this.
The altar call was made, as was always done in the Billy Graham crusades.
The massive football field, which usually holds football players, was now being flooded with people, answering the call. The overflow was so large they opened up rooms all over the stadium to counsel those that came forward.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Each time I have attended an event like this I have thought, well Lord, this is what heaven will be like. What a creative God we serve, none of us alike.
This morning my heart is full. I will continue to pray!