I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to have Worship Night in America come to the HEB Center in Cedar Park this past weekend. We haven’t had a chance to see Chris Tomlin back home since SPIRIT Fest 2014 and Phil Wickham hasn’t been around much either. It was so great to worship with them again to a sold out show packed with thousands of people. But there was one band I was really interested in seeing this year more than any of the others, Big Daddy Weave.
Now, I’ve seen Big Daddy Weave live before and they are as amazing as you’d expect them to be but this time was different. A lot has happened to the band since their last visit to Austin. For one thing, bassist and brother to the lead singer, Jay Weaver, has had both feet amputated.
In the summer of last year, we got news that the musician would have to have emergency surgery from an infection that had spread. The band had reached out for prayer as Mike and his family were clinging to hope that his little brother, Jay, would survive. Within those critical 48 hours, God showed Jay that He wasn’t done yet. Now recovering, Jay is working on standing. You can read about his recent progress here.
Last night, Jay sat in a chair, playing his heart out. There’s no doubt in his face, only worship in the purest sense. He is the perfect example of what true joy looks like. During the performance of ‘My Story,’ Mike talked about the family’s battle and how they are so blessed to come out victorious. I can not wait to see how God uses Jay’s circumstances to build the kingdom even further. It was wonderful to have Jay back on stage again and even more hopeful to see that his faith is stronger than ever.