Ongoing revival 'is so exciting'

Ongoing revival 'is so exciting'

Ongoing revival 'is so exciting'

A Christian apologist is encouraged to see that instead of watching the ball drop, more than 100,000 young people across the country rang in the new year with spiritual revivals.

Youth and culture leader Alex McFarland, whose ministry welcomes more than 1,200 teenagers at apologetics camps every summer, says it is encouraging to see that young people are "as hungry for the Lord as a thirsty person would be for cold water on a hot summer day."

McFarland, Alex (Christian apologist) McFarland

"This is so exciting, and this should really give encouragement to people that are concerned about the spiritual direction of our country," he submits. "God is moving, and God is very strongly moving in the lives of many young people. We just pray that it spreads."

According to evangelist Matt Brown's recent X post, 55,000 were at Passion in Atlanta, 10,000 were at Cross Con in Kentucky, 12,000 at Hearts on Fire in Tennessee, and many more attended gatherings in Iowa, Missouri, and elsewhere -- not to mention the millions who assembled at their local churches around the world.

"The Bible says God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6), and let me encourage people everywhere … that Jesus is as close by as a prayer," McFarland says. "God desires to be a part of each person's life, and we need the Lord."

"No matter your age, God has a plan for your life, and that begins by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ," the apologist continues. "That's available to each and every person, beginning with a prayer, maybe even right now."

CBN states that the "genuine spiritual outpouring that began in 2023 continues at the start of the new year."