Switchfoot @ Six Flags St. Louis

September 11, 2011

Entertainment, Faith, Family, Music

The Switchfoot concert I attended yesterday was fantastic.

– Maybe it was fantastic because of the weather: I was blown away when it was raining and sunny and a rainbow spread across the park. We are so blessed by this beautiful world. May we treat this precious gift with the dignity that His generosity demands.

– Maybe it was fantastic because of the spirit of everyone in attendance: I loved it when all the young men and women came together in the center of the venue. The sense of spontaneous and uninhibited joy was palpable. I was reminded why I love working with youth so very much. Lord, please bless me with the ability to always teach people that burn brightly on your behalf.

– Maybe it was fantastic because Jon, Tim and the band were really going with where the Spirit led them. They were fantastic – as always. But it was so intensely cool to watch Jon change up the set list just because he felt led to do so. I don’t know if that was planned or not. But it was staggeringly awesome.

– Maybe it was fantastic because I was there with members of my family. While we didn’t have the full complement of my family there, it was wonderful to be with my children and the people that they love. It was amazingly intimate to be with them – and with a few thousand other people.

– Maybe it was fantastic because God’s Spirit was really present with us. In fact, I can guarantee that God’s intimate Spirit was the reason that yesterday was so fantastic. For me, it was one of the most meaningful concerts that I have ever been able to attend. I can’t tell you how many times I cried during the concert. In fact, I’m crying as I write these words.

Some days you tuck away into your memory because they are so very special. This was one such day for me. When I finally see my Savior face to face, I will be tearfully thanking Him for moments like this.

Thank you, Lord Jesus!

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