One of the signature trademarks of a Harvest event is the music. We know that people love music, and there’s no better music than that with a positive message. I’ve heard so many stories over the years about a person being invited to a Harvest Crusade and coming with a hardened heart, thinking the event was going to be boring and irrelevant. Once they arrived, they immediately felt the energy and excitement that the people in the crowd had for their faith. Next the music started and it became obvious that this wasn’t their grandparents’ church service. The music got them off their feet and engaged. While following along with the words on the screen, they began letting the hard exterior soften to the message they were seeing and hearing. They ultimately responded to Pastor Greg preaching the Good News, by making their way to the field to meet with a caring new friend about a new life in Christ. It was the message of salvation that changed their life, but it was the music that opened their ears.
This year, the musical line up for the two nights is beginning to take shape. With artists like Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Crowder, Phil Wickham, and Newsboys, I’m sure the hardened hearts around that stadium will be moved like they’ve never experienced before. Sunday, we will be blessed to hear from Nick Vujicic as he shares his life story and his encouraging message of hope.