I arrived to the Chesapeake Energy Arena around 2:00 in the afternoon, and the crowd of people outside was already wrapping over half way around the building. The doors didn’t even open until 5:00. There were youth groups playing card games, as well as families with children coloring in coloring books to pass the time.
Once the doors opened and people started filling the arena, it wasn’t long til the building was at capacity. The electricity and sheer power of the musical performances and artists that took the stage was breathtaking. The speakers were so moving and powerful. I was inspired and in awe of the people who filled the building. This is the type of celebration that attracts people from all walks of life. It reaffirms your faith in humanity and this world when you see the true and honest faith that filled that building. I for one am honored to have been able to be present for this event. I am grateful that I was able to witness this spectacular.