I’m still reeling from the Man Event—the men’s only gathering held up at Flatirons after the Broncos playoff victory against the Steelers Sunday night (1/8/12). There were hot wings (courtesy of our good friends at Quaker Steak & Lube), pizza and…more importantly 4,000 men!
4,000 men—all crammed into the church auditorium for a standing room only event to hear Jim and Scott speak frankly about what God is looking for from the men at Flatirons. If you were there, you know what I mean when I say it was humbling…and electrifying.
Those on walkers…those in wheelchairs…those still in their running shoes.
Married…divorced…the about-to-be-married…the lost and the lonely…those who long for—who dream and pray for—someone special.
The hairy…the bald…the self-assured…the self-conscious.
The hurting…the broken…those about to be broken.
Simply put…I saw the Body of Christ.
A body. Made up of a multitude of cells…all coming together…separate and individual…coming together to form one. What the Apostle Paul calls the Body of Christ.
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12
I firmly believe that Sunday night was a watershed moment in the history of Flatirons Community Church. I believe that God will honor what happened Sunday night at the Man Event—the same way He did many years ago to those who sought after Him, when He said,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD…” Jeremiah 29:11-14
At the Man Event, we gathered to call on God's name, to pray, and to listen to Him. We stepped out…seeking Him with all our hearts—trusting He will be found.
I love knowing that God has a plan…a plan for you…a plan for me…a plan for our families…and a plan for all of Flatirons: the Body of Christ.