Friday, June 13, 2014

24. In Search of Something....

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the Kickoff of the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP Kickoff game in the Fun Fest Venue surrounded by more than 15.000 Brazilians.

If I had to sum up the 2 hours of the match in a few words they would be: “Expectation” and “Desire”. I could feel the expectation of the crowd. The atmosphere was thick with pre-game jitters and an overwhelming sense that they had to win the first match so as to relieve the conflict so evident in the souls of so many Brazilians' (at least for a moment). 

But there seemed to be a cloud of sorts over the venue, I sensed that their souls are still afflicted by their corrupt history and the intense uncertainty about the future. So, in this first match, I felt that the Brazilians were searching for something or at least for the beginning of something. They brought their expectations, their desire to win with the hope of finding their dreams fulfilled. 

But we know what Brazil (and everybody) needs is more than a football trophy. We, the body of Christ, know where they can find it and who can provide it. I felt, more than ever, that we need to stand in the gap for the Brazil and her citizens and help them find Jesus. What will you do now and in the future? Would you help our brothers and sisters in Christ to find what they need?

Daniela Lee

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