Chapel Twist

Chapel was good.

Yeah, pretty much. Chapel was quite good today, our worship chapel turned from worship to testimony/witness chapel. What do I mean? I mean that we started off with a good worship chapel as one would assume a worship chapel would do. We prayed, we sang, we prayed again, and then it happened.

Mr. Miller came to the front, and asked if anyone would like to give a testimony. Good stuff, it started out as most usual 15 minutes of testimony do; a few peeps got up, and began speaking about themselves, and how they needed God’s help and our prayer. I’m all fine with that, just saying, that’s the way most testimony chapels begin.

Next it started to change a little, Amy got up and said how she was sorry for not being as good as a witness as she could have been, I’ve seen this before in other chapels from a variety of people, but this time it was different. She went on to say how she wished the school would try harder as a group to better serve God. This set off a spark and a half.

The testimony’s continued as usual, but there were a few interspersed mony’ies that said they think the school should try harder. Then BAM, a girl named Brianne got up, and said what many of us were thinking. Stop being fake, stop putting on a show, if you wanna change something, you have to do it yourself, stop telling other people to do it. It was a very emotion-full speech/testimony. I did rather enjoy it, as I had been pondering a way to say it, I guess she just said it with the right amount of girlyness in it so that people would accept rather then find offense.

After Brianne’s statements, chapel changed a lot, people discussed/testified as to how they too had witnessed the school not living up to what it could be. And the chapel went on with it’s acknowledgement of this. We ended the chapel with the WHOLE high-school circling the gym and holding hands for prayer, all in all, this was a wonderfull  chapel. I shall observe, and see if it has any affect outside of the safety of the gym.

All this being said, the general theme of the chapel was how we should change, but I also wanted to mention a particularly touching testimony from a little girl named “Dakota”, recently she has been through a lot. While there are plenty of people that get up and say this, and I sure they are. This little girl has been. Now normally I don’t pay much mind to testimony’s like these, but maybe it’s because I made friends with this little girl last year while teacher assisting one of her English classes, or maybe it’s just because it touched me personally. Either way, this little girl testified in-front of the entire high-school, barley able to speak through her tears, in such a touching way, that I’m sure God used her, and the holy spirit must have spoken to others, as much as it did me.

The lord can use horrible events such as death to work his wonders. And he was definitely working in this chapel.

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2 Responses to “Chapel Twist”

  1. Mrs. Griffith Says:

    After Dakota shared, she and her best friend Stephanie asked if they could go to the bathroom. I asked if they wanted me to go with them, and they said,”yes.” These precious 6th grade girls were weeping inconsolably, and I was just praying for whatever I would need to comfort them as I walked out behind them. As we exited the gym, there was Dakota’s mother at the picnic table….the girls ran to her, weeping, and clung to her. I stood there with my mouth open, amazed that the Lord had sent her mother there at that exact moment to comfort her child. Our God is so good. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves all who are crushed in spirit.” He showed me His nearness and kindness to those precious wounded girls.

  2. benanite Says:

    Amen


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