Even though I didn't physically get to Atlanta this week to experience Passion 2012, I watched the Livestream online. Can I just tell you that we serve a GREAT God? I felt like each speaker was speaking to my needs at that moment that I was listening. It really got me thinking about what I need to be doing in my life. I don't need to wait around until after I graduate to do something- I need to do something NOW.
One of my favorite quotes from this week was, "Ignorance is not an excuse. Indifference is not an option." We can no longer say that we are not aware of the problem of human trafficking. We can't say that we are not aware that more people are being sold into slavery now than at any other point in history. Kids are getting their childhoods stolen away from them. Little girls that should be playing with dolls and having tea parties are getting raped on a repeated basis. THIS IS WRONG. We can't just sit around doing nothing. I can't just sit in my room saying that I'll do something later. God COMMANDS us to do something...and to do something now. When we begin to believe this, crazy things happen. Crazy things like lives changing. Crazy things like 44,000 college students worshiping in a football arena. Crazy things like those college kids raising THREE MILLION dollars to fight human trafficking. Yeah, that's the God I serve.
I don't know if you were at Passion. I don't know if you watched the livestream. But, I can tell you that you need to get your hands on those messages. Some sessions are still up here (until tonight/tomorrow), but you need to go here and buy the Digital All Access pass so you can get your hands on all of them.
Earlier I mentioned my favorite quote. Since I want to remember it all year long and not forget it, I made a little printable. Since I would LOVE for you to remember that "Indifference is not an option" now that we know, I want to share this with you. It's an 8x10 and you can print it out at home. Or you can send it to Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and get it printed on photo paper. Your choice. A present from me to you. :)
You can download below or go here to download on Scribd's website. There are five colors to choose from: turquoise-ish, navy, orange, pink, and gray.