Sunday, July 20, 2008

Are You Ready?

This evening, I was just browsing through some YouTube videos. Nothing exciting. I don't know WHAT made me think of it, but I decided to look up this old DC Talk video. I don't know if you know who DC Talk is... but if you do... you know its a BLAST FROM THE PAST! lol! Anyway, I remembered - for some reason - about this live video of a Larry Norman cover... "I wish we'd all been ready". I looked it up... and I must say... it will never get old! Anyway, I wanted to share the Larry Norman version of it with you. Larry Norman was a pretty big pioneer of the Christian Music Scene... the Jesus Movement. You may not be into his style... but I hope you'll take the time to view the video. It was filmed at Cornerstone Music Fest... a festival which I have attended since I was 14. This was the first year I missed it!!! (Gas prices too expensive... and last year was kind of a bummer--made me not really want to go this year). Anyway... I know there is a lot of controversy over "end times" and such... but I watched another Larry Norman video on YouTube before deciding to post this one... and he was sitting at a piano in the early 80's--talking about Jesus... talking about war and people being afraid and wanting peace. What he says makes sense. At least to me. I get so frustrated with the goings on of the world. I don't even keep up with it most of the time because it seems so obnoxious. But when it all boils down to it--especially with this being election year--one thing that we have to remember is that there WILL be war. No one likes it... no one wants innocent people to die... no one wants their brother, sister, husband, wife or child to be out there on the lines....... but we should all be thankful for their dedication. There will NEVER be peace... NEVER... until our Mighty Jesus comes to take us home. I am not trying to sound like some wacky religious nut... I'm just saying... there is an ultimate plan. Why we worry about how we look, what we wear, what car we drive, what brand name clothes, shoes, furniture, etc we buy... who has the most "toys"--the list goes on and on... but ultimately we are here for one purpose... to love each other... to let Jesus shine through us. We're so busy worrying about what everyone else thinks of us... that we forget to worry about whether they are hurting or maybe need a friend. I know I'm guilty of it. And I hope one day... I will stand before my Maker... and he will smile upon me. And if I'm alive when Jesus comes back.... I want to be ready!

If you're interested in Larry Norman... check him out on YouTube or his webpage.


  1. I'm ready...although I totally am selfish and want to watch my kids grow up first!

  2. Heck Yes! Larry Norman and DC Talk! I loved DC Talk's version! It really does make you think and make you want to GET READY!!! :) ~Jillian~

    Hey, it's your b-day soon!!! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY DEVON!

  3. I'm ready Jesus for your return! :) ~Jillian~


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