Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10th Avenue North and Mercy Me

 The day finally arrived ,Thursday,April 12,2018 as we found our way to a local event venue  the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.We'd been planning our attendance since December - to make this night apart of our renewed Concert going list. We weren't disappointed as we joined others from the Youth Group and a few other adults from our Church.

It's been years since Corey and I've taken time to stand in such numbers of Christian Sisters and Brothers.

A young man named Tim Timmons was the first to take the stage,sharing his testimony of God's  healing touch from cancer and his God given talent to accompany himself on his guitar - raising the name of Jesus in Praise.Please click on his name and it'll take you to his blog where you'll learn about his music and the miracle of Life that God has provided to him.

A little later 10th Avenue North pictured in the top three pictures came out to get the crowd up and moving.

Do you know the music of 10th Avenue North? I would like to share their musical video of their song "Worn". Questions you might have asked yourself or emotions you may have felt?

The main attraction for the evening was the group MercyMe headed by Bart Millard a 45 year old musician, who through hardships beyond his control in life,found a way to express the Redeeming Love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

Bart began to write the song I Can Only Imagine at the end of his father's life after going through an abusive childhood . His father Arthur Millard ended up surrendering his life to Jesus before passing away from pancreatic cancer attributed to alcoholism.

If you haven't already had the opportunity to see the recent release of the movie of Bart's life with the same  name as the video below "I Can Only Imagine"...I would like to suggest making time to do so.

The witness of his struggles and the path he's taken to bring Glory to God through all of it is inspirational. It isn't that others haven't had the same problems, it's his willingness to show how we can become overcomers of our circumstances.

With our human eyes and minds we aren't able to fathom the awesomeness of perpetually standing in front of our Divine Father in heaven. We can only imagine by the words given to us in the Bible until we pass from this earthly life,knowing for ourselves - shaking off the cares of the world.

 I hope through my short post that I've created an interest in knowing these musicians God given abilities to speak to the Spirit within you.

Have a Blessed Day!

A footnote here.For more information about these musicians - please double click on words highlighted by a different color than the original text. You'll be redirected to another website.