|An Indiana sunset|
|Jillian and Abby - Huntington friends who are SO excited |
to have an awesome concert on their campus.
|Just found this hilariously ironic... on our way to the main stage|
|Oh Switchfoot, how I love you!|
|Jon Foreman came into the crowd to sing at one point!|
"The tension is here,
between who you are and who you could be;
between how it is and how it should be..."
I think sometimes Christians get so caught up in the message "Jesus loves you just as you are," that we get complacent and comfortable, and we lose sight of the truth: Jesus loves us - not for who we are, but for who He is. And he hates our mess - our sin - and loves who he knows we can be in Him, if we allow him to change us and work in us. It's the Potter-and-Clay mentality: we are a lump of mud and he is the Artist, with fingers tingling with the joy of creating something beautiful out of us. And he inspires that imagination and creativity in us, too. The beauty of living in this thing called Reality is the ability to imagine the possibilities when the power of Christ is infused... in myself and in the world.
As we drove home, I thought about those lyrics... Who was I, who am I now, and who could God be transforming me into? What is my life like, and what is this world like? How should it be different, and how can I be a part of the change?