I went to my first Christian music festival when I was in high school. I don’t recall all the artists there, except for Plumb and D.C. Talk. Can I get a show of hands for all the Jesus Freaks??
For those out there that haven’t heard the song…take a moment to listen.
Along with these artists and the bright red sunburn I got from not being responsible and wearing sunscreen, I remember two very important things that are the reason every person should attend a Christian music festival.
Community comes together. There is something really powerful about the energy of a community of people coming together and experiencing music and worship.
Jesus shows up. He absolutely does and, let me tell you, when the music washes over you and the spirit fills you up, it is a feeling you won’t forget. I can still close my eyes and see the spirit wash over me, soothing my soul. I can feel the music wrapping its arms around me, reminding me that there is something bigger than me. I can see the worship on people’s faces, a promise that I am not alone.
SPIRIT of Austin Fest is coming. Tickets will go on sales Friday, 8/17. Be there. You won’t regret it.
See you there!