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mumford & sons at red rocks – feeling God in an unexpected place

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of going with two of my favorite Anthro gals to the Mumford & Sons concert at Red Rocks. We got there super early and pic-nicked while the bands sound checked (AWESOME), snacking on brie & crackers, grapes, salami & provolone wraps, olives and such. Probably the classiest pic-nic that ever was. 😉 The girls loved Mumford as much as I did, and I couldn’t have asked for better company! ((and of course we all got matching t-shirts!))

On a more serious note, it was definitely one of the best shows I’ve ever ever ever been to, second only to both Ray Lamontagne concerts, and I have to admit….apart from the pot smokers and drunks, I’m fairly certain I got a glimpse of Heaven that night. People singing their hearts out. Hands raised. Dancing in the aisles. Confetti flying. Twinkle lights strung across the crowd & the stage. Heavenly. 🙂
People are sometimes on the fence on how secular music can draw people to Jesus. I’m a firm believer. From the Gospel undertones of the lyrics to the deep bass that pumps through your entire body during a live show, I know I met with Jesus that night. I felt like I was worshipping, no, I know I was worshipping…
He pours out his heart in his lyrics and shows is flaws openly. He gives glory where glory is due. That’s definitely more worship & gospel-filled than any song I’ve heard on cheesy Christian radio lately. I SO appreciate flawed and broken lyrics that reveal the heart of the writer, which also often reveals the heart of our Creator that draws us in with open arms no matter how broken & jacked up we are. 
There are rumors and such of the fellas in the band being believers. I mean, after all, Marcus Mumford’s  father is a pastor of a church. All I know is that they have written some of the best worship-filled songs I’ve ever heard. They broke my heart, drew me in, and pointed me to Jesus.

I know I tried. I was not stable. Flawed by pride. So hold my hands up – breathe in, breathe out. In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die.Where you invest your love, you invest your life.Awake my soul, awake my soul, AWAKE MY SOUL.You were made to meet your Maker.Love – it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you FREEIt seems that all my bridges have been burned,but You say that’s exactly how this grace thing works.It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart,but the welcome I receive with the restart.
Here’s a taste of the concert that night. https://web.archive.org/web/20150405222241if_/http://www.youtube.com/embed/rGKfrgqWcv0How have you specifically felt God lately? Did you see or feel Him in a place you weren’t expecting?

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