It’s been almost two years since OneDay03 (May 26, 2003).  And I don’t know when I’m gonna stop reliving it.  I kind of hope I never do.  I was looking today at some of the pics Aaron took, and I noticed one that definately triggered some thoughts.  (you can see more of Aaron’s pics here)

This is a picture from the Night of Worship.  The song on the screen is called Revolution Cry, and I have the lyrics written at the end of this post.   It was written specifically for OneDay, and the first time I heard it was on the Acclimate CD, which we were given to listen to on the drive down to Texas.  What hit me most about this song was how it distinctly matched exactly what happened at OneDay. 

I really don’t have the writing ability to be able to express what OneDay means to me.  And I doubt that anyone who wasn’t there is really going to understand.  It wasn’t just a conference, or a concert, or a camping trip.  It was all of those things… but more.  It was sacred in a way I’ve never experienced.  Not in a stifling, button up your shirt kind of way… in a very enjoyable, but humbling way.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to be broken.

Those I’ve talked to who were there feel like something inside of them was changed & will never be the same.  Some committed their lives to Jesus for the first time ever.  For others, the change was more subtle, but intense and permanent nonetheless.

I know that nothing can ever replicate the experience of OneDay, but I highly recommend the live CD & DVD that were made.  I beleive they’re both called Sacred Revolution, and are available from the 268 Store.  There’s also the CD called Hymns: Ancient and Modern, which includes some of the hymns we sang at OneDay. 

There’s no telling if Passion will ever hold another OneDay event.  Part of its’ power is in it’s uniqueness.  But they do still hold an annual conference.  For more info, visit the Passion website: www.268generation.com

You can also check out my OneDay Page, with my pics & thoughts.

Song: Revolution Cry
Artist: Steve Fee

when passion takes on a purpose
and searching ones embrace the light
when skeptics find themselves down on their knees
you’ll know it’s here

when you hear a sound as loud as thunder
and you hear a cry that shakes the ground beneath you
when you hear a shout that shatters the darkness
you’ll know it’s here

when the lost find a name worth believing in
and the fallen get back onto their feet
and the broken start to dream again
and the sound of hope fills these streets
you’ll know it’s here

revolution
can you feel it
revolution cry
revolution
can you hear it
revolution cry
and I believe it
and I believe it

how long do we have to wait
and how long will we stay silent
will this weeping generation dance again
oh God when will the truth be restored

when the lost find a name worth believing in
and the fallen get back onto their feet
and the broken start to dream again
and the sound of hope fills these streets
you’ll know it’s here

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