Last night I slipped into a worship and prayer gathering for High School students that east county (of San Diego) youth pastors put together in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. Brian Berry has a great post on his blog. Click here. I wasn’t there because I jones-ing for high school ministry – that happens every now & again, but not last night. I was there because Journey’s High School worship band was leading the worship and David, is in the band.
It was surreal & wonderful to be led into some deep moments of worship and then think – “hey, that’s my kid, the one who wore long underwear with tighty-whitey’s and a towel to look like bat man.” Honestly though, that wasn’t the major thought or emotion. My line of thought went more like this: “that’s my kid. He loves God. He is singing stuff that he means that is expressing his desire to lay down his life at the foot of the cross of HIS Lord, Jesus the Messiah, Savior of the World. He’s a gifted musician. He sings well. People are responding to his leadership. He seems to be deflecting all glory to Jesus. He seems quite himself up there.” These are all short simple sentences, but they are more than I can take in right now.
Linda is still blown away. She cried as we talked about it at dinner tonight – of course David wasn’t there.
Here are some additional pics.