One night not long ago, Nic Billman and his team sat with a group of street children in Brazil. Passing around paper and crayons for them to draw with, Nic began to strum his guitar in worship. Draw a picture of the Kingdom of God, he told the children. And as he sang, the children drew. At the end of the evening, as Nic looked through the pictures. The children had all drawn the same thinga house. As he looked through the drawings Jesus quietly spoke to Nics heart. In my Fathers house there are many rooms, and I go to prepare a place for you. What does the Kingdom of God look like to a little girl who sells her body for $3? What does the Kingdom of God look like to a little boy who ran from the violence at home to live on the streets? It looks like Daddys house where He has prepared a place for them. All of creation is groaning and waiting for the revealing of the children of Godbecause through His children, the Father is revealed. He is calling us by name and inviting us to walk with Him through the garden of lifebetween the flowers and the brokencalling out to all, Come home! The Father has prepared a place for you.
Nic Billman, his wife, Rachael, and their four children founded Shores of Grace Ministries in Recife, Brazil, where they daily live out the compassion of Jesus for prostitutes, transvestites, the homeless, and street children. Together, Nic and Rachael have produced eight worship albums, and they regularly lead worship and minister around the world. Find out more at www.shoresofgrace.com.
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