This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
-1 John 1:5
One of my favorite parts of events when I was younger was called Campfire. It’s a scheduled time at the end of each evening where the event musician plays some slower, more reflective music and calms down all of the attendees before they retreat to their hotel rooms for Family Time to review the day with the leaders and youth from their church.
While at the Cincinnati QuakeZone, Echelon led amazing Campfire and created a spirit of worship. I enjoyed sitting with youth and being able to experience worship with them – it was one of the few moments in the day when our team wasn’t expected to be actively leading a portion of the weekend.
On Saturday night I disassembled the prayer room during the first part of Campfire and slipped into the back of the ballroom and sat down by an alumni who was serving on event crew. I made it just in time for the guys of Echelon to lead You are the Light of the World. The moments that ensued through that song were beautiful.
Todd, the bassist and a vocalist, encouraged all of the youth who had cell phones with them to get their device out and turn on the flashlight. All of the lights in the room were killed and we sang with the only light being from cell phones. Todd stated something brilliant: “It doesn’t take very much to make the darkness light.”
What a true statement? No matter where we are in life, if the light of Christ is within us and we share it with others, no darkness can ever be powerful enough to extinguish it.