We just finished holding an old fashioned revival at my church, Higher Ground Baptist in Kingsport, Tennessee. In addition to the prayers that God would send revival, there was a huge amount of work that went into the preparations for this revival. First was setting up the tent, a stage had to be made, chairs placed, a generator set up to provide electricity for sound and lights and many other things. I guess that’s one thing that made it old fashioned. Several people were involved in the preparations and not just showing up to hear a preacher. It seems that today we are so rushed that we barely have time to go to church. But here is an event that has God’s people working together asking God to work in their lives and the life of our church family. Pastor Ronnie brought sermons that challenged our faith from the beginning point of salvation all the way through to living Godly lives. The weather was great and God truly blessed us with His presence. Some folks were saved, some were challenged and wanted to draw closer to God as they walk through life with Him. One answered a call to the ministry during this revival. All these are elements of what most remember as old fashioned revivals. God working and calling people into a relationship with Him. All in all, there’s a lot to be said for God’s people working together and seeking God’s presence in our lives.
On a more personal note, I was blessed to be able to record some photos of this revival. I wanted to get some photos that would help you to experience what it was like, but didn’t want to invade or disrupt the service. I was able to do a couple of HDR photos that involved three exposures combined into one. I really like that technique to give you a more realistic view. I believe it shows better how it actually looked to me at the time I took the photos. I’ll admit it works better if there is no movement in the three shots because you can get some ghost images if someone moves, but it’s still cool to do. Hope ya enjoy the photos.
Here’s a link to all the photos that I have of the revival. God Bless.