Just over a month ago, students gathered at Auburn University for an organized night of worship. For weeks preceding, a group of students were praying for God to move, and did He ever show out! As many have heard reports, seen videos, and followed social, there has been great rejoicing and expectation for revival to follow.
As expected, there has also been criticism. Anti-religious activist groups have threatened the movement, while others at universities nationwide are beginning to reach out and explore how they can host similar events. You might also expect some criticism from within the church. Some miss the point by criticizing the leaders and speakers at the group or may even criticize emotional decisions.
Be careful church. God is moving in ways we have not seen in years and at a scale we have not seen in years. Great revivals historically begin in teens and college students. From Asbury to Auburn, we see and hear reports of countless universities experiencing a move of God. This generation is tired of games and desires authentic community. They are very open to spiritual transformation. May we present Jesus, the truth of the Bible, and fan the flames of faith in Almighty God.
Recently a movie titled “Jesus Revolution” recounted the “Jesus Movement” of the 1970’s. Many of our leaders and pastors today were transformed by the Gospel of Jesus during a period of history where hippies rebelled and were open to learning. I am not a prophet and don’t claim to predict the future; however, as a person who has devoted much of my career to investing in the next generation and their influencers, I believe we are witnessing the movement we have prayed for. Don’t miss it!