There is a rhythm here in the Greater NY area. It’s a combination of businessman calling out for a cab, steam rising up from the drains, the rumble of the subway underneath thousands of hurried feet, and the saxophone proclaiming its soulful tune in the echoing halls of the railway system. And as the rhythm carries out, it begins to match another steady beat.
Thump-thump. Thump-thump. Thump-thump.
For months, hundreds of hearts have been preparing to meet up with the rhythm of the Big Apple. At CCM, we have known that this was not just any other city, and in order to sync up with its beat, in order to break through to the hearts of its people, we had to come to understand the broad individualism of this great city. Now, we have not been able to learn the 30+ languages spoken here in just a matter of months, but we have done the research and put great thought into creating material that would feel like home to them.
The music is different. The vibe is different. This city is different.
And man, am I ready to take a bite of the sweet Big Apple. How do I know it’s gonna be sweet? Because God has been preparing CCM for this event for quite some time now. He has given us wisdom as to where we needed to spend our time in preparing this event. He has given our GFX team the strength to finish a good amount of material. He has blessed our NY BattleCry Development Team with the creativity and ideas to produce material, that we would have not been divinely inspired to do so, otherwise.
After all, we are pretty talented, but with God, we are unstoppable! I look back at the hard work that was put into creating the media for NY BattleCry, and I am humbled and amazed at how God used us. He stretched us to a limit that we would have not been capable of, without Him.
So, with only 4 hours before the event starts, I can say with great confidence, that this year’s NY BattleCry is going to be like none other. God is gonna bring down the house, and radically move in the attendee’s hearts!
Photo Credit: Erik Calonius