Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stories developing Next 2 the Tracks #3

After a show once, a young man came up to us and started asking about our instruments and things. This is not uncommon, as many musicians like to talk about music and what we play and why.  In the midst of this conversation, the story changed however. He asked us about our songs and said that he could tell we are singing about God even though we aren't doing it overtly. We agreed and began a conversation about his life. He began to get very serious and told us about some very personal things. He told us his story about how he was in the military and some of the things that he experienced during that time. He talked to us about family stuff, and other personal issues. He told us how he searched for God through some of the bad things that had gone on in his life. As we conversed he told us how important God was in his life and how he knows that he has to keep on seeking what is true and keep on trying to do what is right, no matter what. He was very excited about this conversation and said that he realized how important it is not to be discouraged and to take responsibility for his actions and his life. We shared struggles with him and we talked about some things we can all do amidst our struggling. We will probably never see him again, but for a night, our stories intersected.

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