When Jesus returned home to Capernaum (Mark 2:1-2), it was reported that So Many people gathered to hear him, there wasn’t enough space! Not even at the door! The AFES group (the ECU) of Cumberland Campus, Sydney Uni, recently had this problem. Amy Fallows shares about God’s work during this time.
The ECU presented the Mark Drama on campus at the end of Heightened Mission in September. It was an awesome time to see God’s providence. As part of the acting team, I got to spend 6 weeks learning and memorising the structure of Mark’s gospel. The actors then came together for a few rehearsals, before presenting the Mark Drama to an audience of people from our cohorts, families and other walks of life.
One awesome thing about learning Mark was that it meant I could dwell on God’s word even if I was in the car or going for a run, and I saw links I hadn’t noticed before – themes about Jesus’ authority and power, and how we should respond to His word with willing ears and hearts.
God was clearly at work though the performances, enabling fifteen inexperienced actors to present His gospel faithfully to an audience of almost 450 people (around 150 on the first night, and close to 300 on the second night. On the second night He brought so many people that we ran out of chairs!
Praise God for the people who came, and for enabling ECU students to have gospel conversations with people who came afterwards. Give thanks for the non-Christians who have started to read Mark’s gospel with their Christian friends since then, and pray that hearts would continue to be saved!