Monday, August 11, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman

We went to the Colorado Rockies game on Sunday and Steven Curtis Chapman was there for a after game concert. It was the most amazing concert I have ever been to. He came out and was very open and honest about his pain and grief. He started the concert singing "Blessed be Your Name." I cried the whole way through it. Both of his sons were there and playing with him. There are just no words to describe the glory the Lord received from that.

It was a privilege to even be there. At times it felt like we were watching their personal worship time. Other times, with hands raised, we were all singing "How Great is our God" as loud as we could. He spoke of his daughter often and how much he missed her. It was heart breaking and faith building all at the same time. It wasn't a concert, it was a testimony of who God is.
I am amazed how God can take our pain in this world and use it for His glory. I know that to be true and have seen Him do it my own life. However, it was good to glimpse in the lives of others, in the midst of their pain and see God work. It was so evident the work the Lord is doing. I am thankful for the gentle reminder.

How easily we can all forget how much God is working today. How easy it is to get discouraged and depressed when we look around our world at the pain and suffering. He is moving in a mighty way. He is doing a HUGE work. He is so good!

Isaiah 43:19 "Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.


mommydani78 said...

wow. sounds like an awesome experience. thanks for the reminder of His goodness in the midst of suffering.

Breanne Vasquez said...

I am so glad yall got to go. I bet it was also great for Drew. We love yall and yall are a testament also!!

JMBMOMMY said...

What a testimony -- of true, never yielding faith. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

I saw the Chapman interview and cried the whole way through. Can you imagine going through that kind of pain without God!! His peace is so evident in their grief.
Was the concert that you saw to benefit Life Network? Chris and Raul Reyes are dear friends of mine. I hope that you know about their ministry in your beautiful city!