"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

July 3, 2011

Creation Fest

We spent the day at Creation Festival- Northeast yesterday.  It was a very hot day!  We tried to stay in the shade and drink plenty of fluids, unfortunately we didn't bring an abundance of water.  But we did survive.  Most of our morning and midday was spent sitting on a bench in the woods.

It was also very dry and dusty.

Honestly, this year's festival wasn't all that great.  I didn't recognize many of the artists who were there on Saturday.

There were a few highlights:

An upcoming, young artist, Jamie Grace.

Sorry, not a good photo of her on the big screen.

Shonloc and his band.

A talk-back session with TobyMac, joined by Jamie Grace and Shonloc.

Philadelphia Eagles' kicker, David Akers, was in attendance.  I didn't get a picture of him, but I thought that was really cool.  He said that even though he doesn't have a job right now because of the lockout, he was happy to be at Creation, worshipping God with so many other people.

The evening speaker had a good message about our worth being in Christ.  He spoke about all the hopelessness that a lot of people around the world feel and that even when they feel unloved by every one around them they can still know and experience the love that God has to offer them because they are his child.  After his message a lot of young people came forward for prayer.  There is so much hopelessness in the world and I really pray that all the young people who came forward won't be ashamed to go after God and share his love with their friends.

Then the closing act for the festival was TobyMac.  He is always entertaining to watch and he surrounds himself with other talented artists, like Shonloc.  His show was very similar to the one that we saw in March 2010, which was disappointing.  He did have a few new songs and it still was entertaining, but it would have been great to see something new.

Big screen shot again
Overall, it was an okay day.  I think the idea of the Creation Festival is great and I hope that it can continue to be a big witness and encouragement to people, especially for youth.

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