There is way too much to celebrate around here to not do something about it. On Friday, May 10th at the Crossing, you have to chance to party with Lifeline in a totally new way. If you haven’t already heard, I Am They will lead us in a night of all-out worship of our Almighty King. This first-ever Lifeline benefit concert is an opportunity for all of us to remember what the Lord has done in our lives. Individually and communally, presently and historically, He has redeemed us. That’s what I Am They is all about.
“We pile rocks as altars of remembrance, set aside certain days as sacred, and even share communion meals to recall and reflect. Our faith is built on remembering,” reads the I Am They about page. “The members themselves are the testimonial stones – each with their own stories of trial and triumph.” The band’s vulnerability in sharing their testimonies underlines that God’s power is truly made perfect in weakness (2 Cor. 12:9).
As Lifeline staff, volunteers, and supporters, we’ve all experienced brokenness, in our own lives and in the lives of those we serve. But we’ve also witnessed Jesus Christ’s redemptive work, from the teen parents who didn’t think they could do it but chose life for their baby, to the women finding healing in post-abortion counseling, to the mended scars in our own families. The music of I Am They speaks directly to that redemption:
So I’m thankful for the scars-Scars
‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know Your heart
And I know they’ll always tell of who You are
So forever I am thankful for the scars
When I feel my hope about to break– My Feet are on the Rock
I will cling to Your unchanging grace
Let the waters come and the earth give way
I’ll be dancing in the rain
My feet are on the rock
It’s hard to believe– How Far We’ve Come
This is the same road we started on
Ashes to beauty once again
When we couldn’t see
And it all disappeared from under us
He became the ground beneath our feet
These lyrics may resonate as you read them on the screen, or as you listen to the songs on YouTube (follow the links above!), but none of that compares to a live evening of worship alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ. If you want to celebrate the abundant life God has given you and to the women, men, and kids Lifeline serves, join us at the Crossing on May 10th. Secure your tickets today, and invite anyone you know who has a reason to celebrate life!
By Kath Crane