While Vickie and I were Children’s Pastors at Trinity, we would schedule an event called Phat Sat for one Saturday each month during the Summer out-of-school months. The event involved taking the boys and girls to a local amusement park that had a lot of video games, go carts, a rock climbing wall, laser tag, and putt-putt golf and then to a county pool for a couple of hours of swimming. It was an activity that the kids always loved.
I’ll never forget one particular Phat Sat. The pool was filled with kids swimming, splashing water, enjoying the diving board, climbing on my back … you’ve been there and can identify with the “fun”. But, at this particular Phat Sat, I remember telling a young girl that she was so beautiful. I wish that you could have been there to see the smile on her face. She was grinning from ear-to-ear. Then I asked her if anyone else had told her that day that she was beautiful. She quickly answered that I was the only one. I then called for Vickie to swim over to be with us and I repeated our conversation to Vickie. I told Vickie that I was surprised that no one had told her that she was beautiful.
Here’s the part of the story that continues to tug on my heartstrings. After Vickie swam away, the little girl looked up at me and told me her mom and dad were in prison. She went on to say, “Pastor Billy, you’re the only one who has told me that I’m beautiful. You’re like a dad to me.” That melted and continues to melt my heart.
The reason for posting this blog is to amplify Paul’s words to the Corinthian church.
“So these three things continue forever: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 (New Century Version)
For those of you who are wondering how this story and this verse fits into a blog that is dedicated to raising up leaders that will work together with the Holy Ghost, it’s quite simple. The answer is found in Paul’s letter to the Romans.
“The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.”
That Phat Sat reminded me of the supernatural power of the Holy Ghost demonstrated by allowing God’s love to flow through me. That love is supernatural. It’s as powerful or even more powerful than any miracle shown on a Benny Hinn or Reinhard Bonnke television program.
Do you want to flow in the supernatural? Do you want to do the greatest works? Then, be God’s mouthpiece and His arms of love. Verbalize your love. Touch someone. Hug someone. Spend some time with someone. There is someone like the little girl at our Phat Sat that is waiting for a supernatural touch of the Holy Ghost. Be that person who will work together with the Holy Ghost and do something powerful … love!