Wow I didn’t realize it’s a been a week since I last posted……it was a busy week. Thankfully we had a nice snow/freezing rain, 2 hour school delay yesterday! 🙂 We a still waiting for a real snowstorm here, I get so jealous looking at all the snow pictures on other blogs!!
The other night Drums rented an old Journey Live concert DVD filmed during the Escape tour. I heard “Open Arms” blaring from the TV in the basement. I was intrigued and went downstairs to see what he was watching. Suddenly I was jolted back to my junior year in high school when I saw Journey in concert. There before me was Steve Perry with his 80’s haircut and his tight jeans belting out, “now I come to you with Open Arms…..” I had a serious retro moment and had a sudden urge to hold up a concert lighter (For all the under 30 crowd, before cell phones were invented, we would hold up a lighter in the air during concerts……this may be hard to believe, but there was once a time when people talked on a phone with a long cord attached to the phone). Then came the song “Stone in Love”, which has a line in it that was the theme for my 11th grade homecoming, …….”the memories never fade away”……..Suddenly I was thrown back to my homecoming dance and visions of me strutting around in my hot Gunne Sax dress…….. Wow, it is probably good that the memories actually DO fade away!
But then it hit me in the middle of Don’t Stop Believin’, that I was no where close to being a christian at that time in my life. I was a rockin, partyin, wild girl. The main thing on my mind was fun, parties and boys. But that all changed the summer I left for college. As I was packing I came across a tract that I had picked up in the hospital after a brief stay for knee surgery. I sat in my bedroom, and read for the first time in my life that I am a sinner, in need of a savior. And there in my bedroom, the day before leaving for college, I prayed to accept Christ into my life, didn’t tell a soul and left for college the next day!
Since that day, my view of the world and it’s priorities and values have slowly been transformed, and transfigured by Christ. I am so far from that rockin girl at a Journey concert, my life has truly been changed by Christ. It was fun to watch the Journey DVD, but it was also a wonderful reminder to me of the power of Christ to change a wretch like me.