Monday, November 4, 2013

Chris Tomlin

As a way of saying "thank you" for participating in the video project, the Christian radio station gave Harrison tickets to the Chris Tomlin concert.
Just in case anyone reading isn't aware just how much Harrison loves Chris Tomlin's music, just take a look back at this post and you'll see he's pretty much been a life long fan, all four years of it :)
So now that "Angel Armies" and "God of This City" are pretty much on repeat at our house I was thrilled for the opportunity for Harrison to hear them sung live by Chris Tomlin.
Harrison had no idea what a concert was, so "overwhelmed" was about the best word to describe his hands behind the back, wide-eyed, stoic pose when the music first started up.
But Harrison couldn't resist for too long. Soon he had the several rows of concert goers around us in stitches with his dancing and singing along, but Chris Tomlin had yet to play his two favorites.
And just when Matt and I started wondering if his favorite songs were even being played on this tour, the first familiar chords of "Angel Armies" echoed from stage.
Harrison whipped his head around with mouth hung open in a goofy smile and let himself get lost in the comforting words, "I know Who goes before me, I know Who stands behind. The God of Angel Armies is always by my side..."
I watched his little face take in the thousands of others around the venue lifting their hands and singing in unison and I saw him realize he wasn't alone in having fears and where to find faith to fight them.
His little hands came together before shooting into the air in praise and my heart swelled. Seeing Harrison as my little boy is one thing...
But I think for the first time, I saw him as my brother in Christ that I was worshiping along side. He didn't need me to teach him how to do that. It was coming from within a heart given to God.
Harrison sang out to "God of This City" pumping his fist and laughing in joy, and I got a glimpse of the man God is molding into His image.
Harrison may be little in years, but not so in spirit. Greater things are yet to come...

4 comments:

  1. I just cried through the whole video...so awesome of God to answer your prayers in such a special way. You both did a great job communicating how faithful the Father is to us.

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  2. Megan -- My wife and I came over to say "Hi" just as you and your family ducked out. Anyhow, we're so glad you enjoyed the concert. Thanks again for sharing your story with us, and with so many others. Blessings!

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    1. I am so sorry we missed seeing you both! We would have loved to say hi so I could have introduced you to my husband, Matt. Thank you so much for blessing us with tickets to the concert. It was a night Harrison will never forget, nor will we! Both my husband and myself are on FaceBook and would love to connect with you and your wife. It is always an encouragement to meet another home school family! Blessings to you and your family!

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