“But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The Lord never appeared to you’?” Then the Lord asked him, “What is that in your hand?” (Exodus 4:1-2, NLT)
I feel for Moses. In this day and age, the world is full of skeptics. Apparently, Moses was surrounded by them, too. I am grateful that God has patience with people, and leaders in particular. God did not break down at Moses’ doubt. He did not fear His great plan for humanity failing because of Moses’ uncertainty. God was not intimidated by Moses’ insecurity. Sometimes I have doubt, uncertainty, and insecurity, too. Thank God that He can handle it.
What I love about these two short verses is that God responded so simply: What is in your hand?
In the 21st century, so much has changed with technology, social media, and the “progressive mind” of our society. I am not saying that good old-fashioned evangelism of preaching and teaching and proclaiming truth to people is outdated or ineffective. However, with so much that has changed around us, we as 21st century leaders have to look at our hand again and figure out what we have to work with.
I am grateful to be under a senior pastor that believes in transforming culture through creativity. Our church staff is constantly challenged to bring new creative concepts to the table. This year, through Blink, we have come together to produce our best project yet.
Technology, creativity, story-telling, dance, drama, and executing special effects are just some of the things in our church’s hands, and we are pushing ourselves to use them for God’s Kingdom to the best of our ability. Countless staff and volunteers have already poured over 1,000 hours into getting ready for this production that is part movie, part live stage drama in nature. We believe the church can (and should) be just as excellent in the arts as Broadway and Hollywood combined.
If you live anywhere near Florida, I invite you to come be a part of witnessing all God does through Blink: the Finale. Not only have tens of thousands given their hearts to the Lord over the past 15 years of the production, but hundreds of thousands have experienced revival in their hearts. Even if you do not live close, the drive will be worth it!
Tickets are on sale now, and are 25% off with the coupon code COLSAVE until September 15th. Here’s the full trailer for our final production of Blink: