What an adventure on Thursday night at Alive. After rain was predicted all day at home, and we had none, we traveled to Alive, thinking it would be dry. It wasn’t. They had rain earlier in the day.
When we first arrived we got stuck in the mud, literally. Luckily were able to be freed fairly easily. The journey to find a seat was pretty sloshy, but we managed. Then the clouds started to roll in, we saw lightning in the distance. They made an announcement that a short storm front was moving through and it might be wise to take cover. We purchased dinner and headed for the car. At this point it was just drizzling, but within less than a minute of reaching the car, it poured.
So, we ate dinner in the car while listening to talk radio, WNIR. We learned of severe thunderstorm warnings all throughout the area and heard some rather strange weather reports from listeners calling in. We spent almost an hour in the car before trekking through the now mud, and rain, to stand for almost two hours, to listen to recording artists bring glory to God.
And, that’s exactly what they did. Rebecca St.James and Toby Mac. If you don’t know much about them, check out their sites. I would encourage you to make it to a Toby Mac show if he’s ever in your area, so entertaining and so glorifying. He mixes rock, with hip hop, with old school, with worship. It’s amazing!
We trekked back to the car, once again in the mud. We drove home with muddy feet and muddy shoes. We hosed off in the driveway. Our sandals are still there if you know where we live and are interested in stealing them.
For those of you paying attention to today’s title, you may be wondering about where the inspiration is. Well, it’s here. I was reminded last night of something I have been hearing about since I was young. Watching the two very different artists and performances, they both achieved the same thing, glorifying the Lord. No matter who we are, no matter where we are, no matter what our talents are, we can use all that we are to worship and glorify God.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17