Last night I was backstage for the Hillsong United
set at the Ryman
. Having never seen them do their thing live, I must have been thinking that it was a going to be a nice night of NEW churchy
worship. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed their last 2 records, and I am looking forward to their May release, but I wasn't expecting the night to be what it was.
I got a word for you after last night. WOW.
The band was tighter than most other bands that one would see doing a rock tour.... and then there was an engaging of people in worship that I haven't really witnessed for quite sometime. For almost 2 hours the capacity crowd sang, stood, danced, clapped, sat, and bowed in response
to the Father.
I met some of the guys, and I must say that these guys seem to be the "real deal". This was one of the most refreshing things that I have been a part of in my 7 years of GMA
. Joel, God has given you an amazing thing at this time in history. Run with it.Smitty
invited a friend
to join him on stage. Fun times.
Tonight, I will be back at the Ryman for another band.... The Killers
. Interesting contrast eh?!