Last year we tried something new, unsure of whether it’d “succeed.” We had rotations of GRCers come to the sanctuary hour after hour, to read from a big Bible in the pulpit, continuing until we finished. We livestreamed the vast majority of that effort to share with one another and the world. And… it… was… epic! SOOO many of us caught the bug and signed up for more slots, and asked if we would do it again. And the answer is YES – in less than two weeks (!), and the biblical background, sign-up slots and instructions can be found through this link.
I’d like to share with you a glimpse of the impact this had in our GRC family last year.
- Children standing, on a little stool to reach the pulpit, and reading from the Word of God.
- Logging on to the Facebook or YouTube streams over a morning cup of coffee, or at 2am to check on things, and realizing that 7 or 23 other GRCers were listening in as well.
- A couple unsure of what this was all about, giving in to mild pressure/encouragement, and catching them on the way out of church after their hour, simply glowing from the simple experience of reading the Bible out loud.
- Waking up with my eldest (who wanted to do this!) at 2:30am to drive to church and man the 3am hour.
- Cringing, but trusting the Lord, when a child just happened to have his turn come up, and it’s Leviticus 18!
- Chuckling as many of us got chapters full of genealogy names, and just having to tough it out and do our best.
- Families rearranging schedules and excitedly bringing kids, who wanted to read more.
- One of our elders, signed up for midnight, realized no one was able to read from 1-3am, and just couldn’t leave, so he simply read, by himself, for the additional 2 hours.
GRC, this is no mere religious activity. This is life-impacting. If you participated last year, you have a sense of what I mean. If this is all new to you, take a slot and find out for yourself.
Let’s do this GRC, for the glory of God, the building up of His church, and the salvation of the world!
Peter Wang is the Senior Pastor.