Last night I was adding some more music to my player (you're welcome!) and I decided to add a song that my son, Matthew, and I recently heard performed "live." It brought back a lot of memories. Memories of around 15 years ago when the song first came out, sure...but more than that, memories from long (long) ago that come flooding back every time I hear the title.
That's what kids like me were called when I was growing up. Jesus Freaks. I was a JF because I went to parochial school, went to religious education classes, went to church on Sundays and holy days of obligation. Heck, I even went to vacation Bible school at two neighborhood churches - Presbyterian and Southern Baptist - during the summer because it was so much fun! I wasn't ashamed or afraid to talk about my Savior and my relationship with Him then - or now.
So am I still a "Freak?" You betcha!! Just like the song says...
There ain't no disguising the truth!
These three have come a long way since the days of Liberty University, dc Talk and Jesus Freak. A long way since they shook things up at the Gospel Music Awards in 1996...
Not bad for a bunch of freaks...!
And everyone will hate you because you are my followers.
Luke 21:17 NLT