An Unforgettable Christiаn Concert
Care For All International  2008-02-29

A few days ago I took my family to a Christian concert here in the Quad Cities, Iowa - something that I have been craving to do for several years now but somehow never managed to find the right reason or time to do it. But when I found out that two of my favorite artists - Jeremy Camp & Toby Mac were going to be in town, I realized that the time had come :_)

So on Saturday evening (February 23, 2008) the four of us entered the big auditorium that was filling up with young and no so young "Jesus-freaks". My children are in an age where it takes a lots of explaining of who is who in the Christian music market… So I decided to simply introduce to them the singers as I started to sing (in the car on the way to the concert) some of the most famous tracks of Toby and Jeremy. Pretty soon, of course, every introduction on my end was absolutely useless, when the lights were dimed and the concert itself began - my heart started pounding in a way it has not in a while.

We all were nicely surprised to find out that Mathew West was there to warm up the crowd – by giving a powerful testimony and presenting some of his newest hit songs. Regardless of your musical preferences, I am sure that you will fall in love with Mathew's rhyme & lyrics – they are full of life and stories. His music makes you smile and sing along or simply "la-la-la" trying to catch up to his fast pace singing style. It is worth mentioning here that he performed all by himself on stage only with his guitar, but this in no way disturbed his brilliant and charismatic performance.

Then the curtains fell and the auditorium was filled with flashes, lights, smoke and several bundles of wires - not to mention the distinctive crystal clear voice of Jeremy Camp. With his rock style worship songs he took everyone in seconds to their feet…  and there I was up and jumping, not that my wife & kids have not seen me perform strange jumping and a wiggling resembling dance before! Of course, their mesmerizing with me soon disappeared when there on the stage appeared my most favorite Christian Artist Toby Mac. Then, the whole crowd was jumping and dancing and singing along to the point in which I was not anymore a point of interest to my sons :_)

I sang and danced till I had no breath left in me, and towards the end I realized that 3 hours have passed unnoticeably – 3 hours during which I left all troubles & worries behind and totally enjoyed praising and worshipping God. On the way back home I continued to praise and worship, while the rest of my passengers in the car were tired enough to humbly bear with me...

If you have never tried the power of worship, I am telling you - you have missed on one of the most incredible experiences a human being can have... just jump in & try it yourself!

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