Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
Crowds can be wonderful. A big crowd at a fun event like a concert just intensifies the excitement. Crowds can also be a pain in the butt. A large crowd of angry shoppers keeps me away from the stores at certain times of the year (and month). Leading a crowd in worship or speaking to a crowd is exhilarating to me because in that element, I feel that I am truly doing God's will.
I've never understood the phenomenon of being lonely in a crowd, yet there are times when I feel just like that. I can't explain it; I can only fight the feeling or go home.
I look at crowds of people sometimes and think, I wonder what's their story? I wonder do they know Him. I wonder what kind of pain they are hiding and will I ever get the opportunity to help.
It's amazing how there are hosts of humans on this planet, yet we are all unique and special to God as individuals. We're not just one of the swarm of humans. We are one in seven billion--the apple of God's eye!