The Cross-Cultural Power Of A Song
Here is a response from a German girl to a For KING & COUNTRY concert that interlinc arranged for the Willowcreek Association’s BASE CAMP Youth Leader Conference in Erfurt, Germany.
Hi, I just have to say THANK YOU Yesterday night when I saw you in concert at the Willow Creek Base Camp I found God because of you.
You have to know that I had something like a faith-crisis since round about a year. First I wanted to believe in God and be a Christian but I was not able to (don’t know why), then I wanted to stop believing in God because I could not stand the inner disruption, but something did not allow me to “leave” God and Jesus. So I started to search a way for me, and I decided to believe in a God above but I did not pray or speak to him. I believed in a passive God, that just exists. So, I was not a Christian anymore but I created something like a new religion. My own, not really satisfying religion.
I continued going to church and make music there, but I did not believe what was said in the songs and preachings anymore. My life was horrible at this time and I gave up trying to get back to life with Jesus.
Now I come to the present: This weekend my life has changed in a way I would never imagine.
On Friday and Saturday my life was like all the months before, but then you sang the song “Let my life be the proof of your love” and at this moment I understood what faith is all about. It is not about having a relationship with God because of the things I do but about doing the things God wants because I have a relationship with Him and He loves me and His love never fails. I don’t know why but I needed this simple sentence to understand this. Megan Fate Marshall and the other preachers that spoke at the seminars before said this all the time, they said exactly what I wrote, all the time! But I didn’t understand it. I just heard what they said in the knowledge that I will never be able to believe like this.
But then you sang that song. And – I can’t explain it – my life changed! I found God and I found Jesus and I invited Jesus to live in me. I gave my life to Jesus because of one little sentence that just repeated what the preachers said in seven seminars before.
Can you believe it? I cannot. I am so excited about this and I am so happy that you sang this song. I am sure that you didn’t plan this, but God did. God had a plan, a masterplan!
But nevertheless, I thank you, because you made God’s plan become true. And I can’t thank you enough.
And I want you to know that music has the power to save people like me, that gave up already and never thought that they could believe in God (again).
So please, continue writing songs that touch people. And once again: THANK YOU SO MUCH!