Monday, March 9, 2009

Jason Gray on Lent

Jason Gray posted this on his Myspace today (and probably Facebook). It's a link to his blog at The Rabbit Room on Lent. I know for me that Lent has never been the forefront of this time of year, and I never really grasped the concept of Lent until this year. I won't lie and say I"m observing it this year, but I have a new look on the entire concept after reading this. He really takes it to a new level that is admirable. For those who don't know, Jason Gray is a Christian artist. When PJ and I worked a local Matthew West, Sanctus Real concert, he was the opening act, and we worked his merchandise table. We had a unique opportunity to get to know him and his wife Taya on a much more personal level than the volunteers at the other tables. It's a night that forever touched me and changed my life. He's got a considerable stutter (although I honestly never once noticed it), and sings about being a "Loser" using the Beatitudes as a foundation. He allows God not only to use his strengths, which are not so much his singing (which is great) as his songwriting, but He gives the Lord his weaknesses, as well. And God has used those weaknesses to push a message of Grace and Love :) I HIGHLY recommend listening to his music, and checking out his bio at Jason Gray Music. PJ and I just fell head over heels for him and his wife at the concert. We received a copy of "All The Lovely Losers", his main cd, for helping. It has become one of our favorite albums! Ya'll know that I deal with severe insecurities. I always have. Jason's story has ministered to me in a way that is unexplainable!

Here's the link to the article. I hope you'll take the time to read it :) I really enjoyed it!
Cheeseburgers, Sin, and Lent

Love ya'll!
Brooke

2 comments:

Monica said...

Ah, fish on Fridays, the lent staple in the Janeshek house when I was growing up.

Jonathan said...

It's funny. I've never even heard of of Lent until this year. My recent focus has been Mat 16:24 "Deny Yourself." Basically an expression of the season of Lent and I didn't even know it.

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