On Saturday, February 23, two major events took place, one in Orlando, Florida, and the other in Albany, New York. Both were sponsored and led by evangelical Christians, both events drew thousands, but the fact they took place on the same day was entirely providential. This was not a matter of human planning.
The Orlando event, called “The Send,” had been scheduled many months in advance, held in the Camping World Stadium. The Albany event, called the “Day of Mourning,” was scheduled more recently in direct response to New York’s horrific new abortion law.
Organizers of the “The Send” asked this simple question: What if every believer was ACTIVATED to live out the LIFESTYLE OF JESUS?”
The event was a call to action. A call to repentance. A call to service.
It was a call for Christians to live as Christians. To go into their communities and into the nations of the world, sharing the gospel of Jesus.
As the website proclaimed, “Gather with 60,000 believers as we take action unto seeing a new era of missions and evangelism.”
Specifically, “From THE SEND gathering we are believing for each participant to commit to adopt one of ‘4 Mission Fields’ and commit to a season of focused prayer for America and the nations.”
Those 4 Mission Fields are: Universities; High Schools; Neighborhoods; Nations.
The website the Day of Mourning said this:
“The state of New York just voted to expand abortion access right up to the birth of the baby! To celebrate this unbelievable depravity they lit the One World Trade Center in pink! Women used to celebrate motherhood and find joy in their children. Today, in places like New York City, they are taking joy in destroying their children. The state of New York has crossed a line of inhumanity that should drive us to our knees. Forty-six years of the state-sanctioned killing of our most helpless and defenseless children should cause us to weep, to mourn, and to take action. What is to be thought of a society that kills her own children? What will the future be of such a heartless society that celebrates such barbaric inhumanity?
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown