Wednesday, July 14, 2010


At the end Mike asked the Remix family to make a line up at the front and encouraged people to come up for prayer. I had the privilege of being in a group praying for a guy who was, as he said, “coming back.” People came up, took our hands and asked for prayer.

The food and juice were practically gone, it was muggy, but the people lingered. “Look man, they don’t want to leave,” said Tobias. They asked for more Kool-Aid. I started refilling the jug when a teenage girl offered to help.

“Sure,” I said.
She pulled something out of her pocket. “You want one?” She held out a yellow NOW and LATER.
“Sure. What kind is it?”
“Oh, that’s the good stuff. Thanks.”

Later that night I sat on my couch, staring at the piece of candy. I took the NOW and LATER with me to work. I pulled it out once in a while. The Holy Spirit was showing me something I knew would never leave me.

Can it be that for some people, talking to you is the closest they’ve ever been to interacting with Almighty God? Can people who do not know or love God sense Him moving among them through us? Is there anything more important than this?

This is what I learned: that girl responded to what she sensed that night with kindness towards me. Somehow I know her simple gesture moved the LORD of Hosts.

One more question: Will what you are occupied with NOW matter LATER?