School kids in many countries are preparing for the annual See You At The Pole prayer event in their schools. This is an incredible movement of prayer that I have mentioned before. It has a grass roots "emergent" history in Texas, it has its martyrs, it has a global impact that reaches millions. A movement worth watching.
Some history from Christian Teens,
On the night of Wednesday, September 15th, the See You at the Pole movement suffered its first martyrs.
At a rally celebrating See You at the Pole in Fort Worth, Texas at Wedgewood Baptist Church, a gunman wearing black and cursing Jesus burst into the meeting, opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, and exploded a pipe bomb.
Not far from where the See You at the Pole movement was born, three teens and three adults died there for their participation in that movement. A seventh person died at the hospital. Others were critically wounded.
Some may dismiss this tragic event as simply the random act of a deranged gunman. I do not. These deaths have meaning and purpose which one day, perhaps soon, shall be revealed. As I read the following morning, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones." (Psalm 116:15)