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An ordinary girl's walk with an extraordinary God.

Met in a Mosh Pit

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During one particular day while praying for our two sons to know God’s love more completely, my soul was stirred to read Psalms 19.  The first few verses captured me as I read, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmaments shows and proclaims His handiwork”. “Day after day pours forth speech and night after night shows forth knowledge”.

Quickly my thoughts envisioned how they would see God’s love. Maybe the countless celestial stars would blink out… I love you!, or could it be a glowing majestic moon that reveals this captivating message?  Perhaps the infinite marvels of nature would point straight to their loving creator.

Several days after that devotion it was time to take our youngest son and some friends to the “Demon Hunter” concert….complete with a mosh pit!. That night my prayer included an extra protection clause for safety.  Somehow the words “Mosh Pit” conjure up all sorts of unpleasant images; one of the downsides of thinking creatively.

Thankfully, after the concert was over, all the boys piled back into our van, safe, sound and full of stories to tell. Our son Trent recounted the evening sharing about the confined crowds and in particular, a young man dancing with reckless abandonment across the room from him. Shortly after Trent noticed him he realized that the sweaty, carefree dancer was standing right along side him. Trent decided to ask if he was okay, of which he replied ” Yeah man, I’m just praying for you.” This man spoke into our sons life with insight and clarity, speaking hope and encouragement doing so with pinpoint accuracy. He then closed with, ” Just a little FYI for you from the creator of the Universe”, quickly returning back to his original location, all the while moshing with tremendous flair.

After Trent finished his story my eyes welled up with tears remembering my prayer for our children to see God’s love as a creator…. thoughts of crashing waves, warm sunshine or snow covered mountain peaks came to mind. Then I was reminded that God pours forth His speech and knowledge without limitations, impediments, full of compassion and creativity. Being more then willing to meet us in a loud, stuffy and overcrowded mosh pit. Unknowingly, my thoughts and ways painted a thumbnail picture when I needed a canvas to capture the image of a God with no restrictions. Portraying his true nature the creator of the cosmos who  is standing by us no matter where we find ourselves. His rapturous ways and thoughts higher than heaven, earth or our very own.

Today, may you feel His adoring love, whether you are on one of life’s impressive pinnacles or in the impoverished  pits….God is with you!….and to coin the passionate mosher phrase,  “Just a little FYI  from the creator of the universe.

Author: Lisa Thompson Jennings

Hello my name is Lisa,.it would be so delightful to sit down with you swapping life's stories..Reveling in God's goodness,sharing our battles won and those we still are fighting. Finding sacred ground together in heartbreak, redemption , forgiven and blessed hope that promises not to disappoint us. A little about me ... I love God with all my heart stumbling along the way as I do , I talk a lot but still covet listening, Laughter and being creative are not options for my soul would wither with the lack of them. My husband Kevin and I have been married for 27 years and blessed with two boys Derek 22 and Trent 19. It's been 22 years since I worked outside of the home some of those twenty-one years were spent homeschooling, coupon clipping and keeper of the Jennings household. Counting it pure joy to watch our amazing boys turn into outstanding young men.While this earthen vessel laden with cracks and flaws by God's intentional grace and renewed strength made it through. A touch of God's redemption from past misfortunes that included surviving sexual abuse, a failed first marriage, eating disorder, panic attacks, intense gripping fear and crushing low self esteem. Drawn to a God that can right wrongs, bring beauty where ashes once laid ,all the while lovingly speaking His worth and value into weary, parched souls. So that we can not only survive as victims but thrive as a people walking in glorious victory, blazing a trail of freedom for anyone held in chains of injustices, personal failure or loss. So thankful God is all about new beginnings, fresh starts and slates wiped clean.. our past misfortunes merely spring boards of new found hope and deep abounding joy ... it's a privilege to be a fellow sojourner in this path to greater wholeness and liberation. Charles Dickens writes "Reflect on your present blessings every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some". Celebrating present and future Heavenly blessings with you

5 thoughts on “Met in a Mosh Pit

  1. Lisa, what a great post! I love the image of God speaking to us in the middle of chaotic moments, when we might think we’re lost in all the noise and confusion. “Just a little FYI for you from the Creator of the universe” brings up an image of God wrap an arm round our shoulders and reaching our hearts just when we need it most.

    I’m major-league uplifted and encouraged by this post. You’re a great writer!

  2. Thoughtfull—-Contemplative—Reflective——-I’m Reading Your Past Posts—–Thankyou!!!!—-I shared your Charlie Brown Post from this Year with My Son Sean 29yrs —–Tone and Inflection of Dialog Can Be Lost in Writing Posts—–Your Friend In Christ—–John L Knox—–

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