The Power

08 October 2015

This past weekend I had an amazing opportunity to go on Fall Retreat with my campus' Cru, which if I had to describe in one word it would be "awe-mazing". I sorta cheated by putting two words together, but that's the best way to explain my experience. Multiple campuses from different areas, all came together for worship, fellowship, and prayer.

During the second night we were there, in the middle of worship (mind you this is at 9:00 or so) all the electricity went off. It was pitch black minus the very few beams of light coming from the emergency lights. It was crazy. But you know what, that didn't stop us from praising God. The music team kept playing and we kept singing, even pouring our hearts out louder and swaying together. It's as though the power that was lost in visible light was revived in us by the spirit.

We didn't have electricity, light, or even plumbing for a good 3-4 hours which was actually comforting. Typically if I were in pitch-black darkness somewhere else, I would be terrified and stuck in one place, but this was different. My fears were lulled and I was calm being surround by people I had just met the day before. Moving around with only a dying phone's flashlight, turned into making and eating s'mores, and later singing worship songs around a campfire. We literally went through every song ever to play on a Christian radio station! Eventually the light came back on while we were in the middle of a game of Spoons, which was followed by cheers and high-fives. In those few moments of darkness, there was light shining from all of us and bonding everyone together. A friend of mine even said, "It's like God meant for that to happen; it was a God-thing."

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