In simple terms, music is not my thing. I wish it was, but it’s not. God didn’t grant me with any musical abilities, AT ALL. I can’t sing. I can’t remember lyrics. I can’t play an instrument. I can’t dance with rhythm. I can barely clap on beat. My friends expect me to have not heard popular songs, but that doesn’t stop me from acting like it’s my favorite jam, yet butchering the song in a whole new way. When I heard about Harvest Crusades, a Christian concert and message by Pastor Greg Laurie hosted at Angel’s Stadium, I thought to my self, finally a concert to sing and dance at where nobody can judge me.
Next step, after last minute confirming that my sister and I were making a bonding night out of Harvest SoCal (that would be ending with late night Chick-Fil-A), it was time to plan my concert outfit. I don’t attend many concerts, as you could assume, so I was puzzled on where to begin. I decided that you can’t go wrong with black and white. Leather is concert-y right? Yeah okay, my closet has yet to let me down. I first chose this Soprano printed silky top from Nordstrom and paired it with my leather fit-and-flare skirt that my roommate had passed along to me in one of her closet clean-outs. I do have one disclaimer, wearing leather in 90 degree weather was mildly uncomfortable, so looking back, leather would be great for an indoor event. A statement necklace and lots of arm candy added some zest to my black and white look. When I think concert, I think heels, also another bad decision I made. When you are on your feet all night, flat shoes would have been the better choice. I was right to bring a small cross-body bag and sunglasses though! You can’t win ’em all!
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
What I found out this past Friday is that there is nothing more uplifting than to feel the presence of the Lord in a baseball stadium full of God’s children singing songs about amazing grace. Grace is what brings us eternal happiness. Grace is what brings us contentment and joy here on Earth. Grace is was we should cling to in times of need. No amounts of good works are more powerful that the grace that God offers as a free gift to all of His people.