How do you describe what seems indescribable?
This is my sixth experience of Saturday Night Adoration at a Steubenville conference, and every time I try to describe the time, and every time words fail me. After some reflection, I realize that this inability to voice my encounters with Christ are normal. I am human, of course I can’t properly communicate a non-human encounter. I believe that each and every person in this arena tonight will agree.
But this is the beauty of Christ. Where words fail, God speaks. He reveals Himself to us in a way that we can receive and whether or not we can understand the encounter at the time, we know He is there. He understands that we, in our finite human capacity, need to encounter Him on our own level. He comes to each and every one of us in our own unique way, whether He brings us to our knees in tears, or He calms the seemingly unending storms within our hearts. He knows our hearts better than we ever will know them, so he speaks to each one individually because He is all-loving AND all-powerful.
So, give him your broken heart. You may feel unworthy after all the suffering and sin you have gone through. You may try to hide your broken heart. But, as Cory Asbury sings in Reckless Love,
“There’s no shadow You won’t light up, mountain You won’t climb up, coming after me. There’s no wall You won’t kick down, lie You won’t tear down coming after me.”
He will do whatever it takes so that He can reveal Himself to you. He wants to reveal Himself to you in both big moments, like Saturday night adoration at a Steubenville conference, or in the little moments, such as in the drive to school or your personal prayer. The question is, will you reveal yourself to Him?