Kids these days, Part 2

I put myself in the skin of a cynic while watching this video and saw nothing but flaws: “The Jesus language is gauche; the ‘prophetic words’ are manipulative; the healings could be faked – or maybe the so-called ‘healers’ are conveying their own personal power onto the ‘healed.’”  And so it went.  Cynicism seeks and exploits perceived defects, dismisses the unfolding reality, and claims superior intelligence.

The fact is that Hannah Ford brought a group of teens and young people to Disneyland on June 11, 2009; the fact is that the group prayed for people and – as the video shows – other teens were healed.  Look at the faces of those who experienced healing – especially the one toward the end who runs in place.  Only the blindest cynic would call this “fake.”

Ford and her companions were bold enough to pray for people and watch God work.  They were rowing in one of the three crucial steams leading to the confluence of a holistic walk with God: the intimacy and power of the Holy Spirit.  I look forward to the day when this stream merges with the other two – sound, biblical theology and community action.  The Church will really make a difference then.

Drop the veil of cynicism.  Look.  See.


About Charles Redfern

Charles Redfern is a writer, activist, and clergyman living in Connecticut with his wife and family. He's currently writing two books, with more in his head.

Posted on April 28, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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