We had a wonderful opportunity to experience Andrew Peterson in concert on Saturday night. The last time we saw him together was 2008 in Knoxville just after we found out Court was pregnant with Ceara.
Dan posted some reflections about the concert here: “My Hope Lives On”
Last night, Courtney and I went to an Andrew Peterson concert for date night. AP not only puts on good show, yet he also weaves his gifts of storytelling, humor, song-writing, and deep faith into a beautiful tapestry for the heart, soul, body, and mind.
It felt refreshing to soak in the deep truth his songs offered, reminding me in light of this past week, that we belong to a bigger story – a better story – than death, tragedy, ad despair. In fact God’s story for all of creation resounds with redemption, restoration, and rejuvenation.
He started with “All Things New,” after a few songs and stories made his way to “Lay Me Down,” and he ended with “After the Last Tear Falls.”
I wish he would have sung “In The Night (My Hope Lives On)”, yet time constraints from the venue prevented him from performing these gems. On the other hand, though, maybe he didn’t need to sing them as those familiar with his music would have played them internally building on the truths of hope and grace and peace.
Thank God for a blessed and gifted musician like Andrew Peterson.
Click on the links to these songs to listen to them on YouTube.
All Things New
Lay Me Down
After the Last Tear Falls
In The Night
I wanted to go to an Andrew Peterson concert last night – his “Behold the Lamb of God” show, which in his words is, “A Christmas concert where you will not find Santa and no one has to dress up like a camel.”
I walked up to the table outside the doors and asked for a ticket. Just as the lady at the table said they were sold out, another woman walked up and put two tickets on the table saying, “these are extras tickets we won’t use if you come across anyone wanting to go to the show.” The last sitting at the table handed me a ticket saying, “Merry Christmas.”
It was a fantastic show tracing the story of God’s love for creation through the Old Testament to the birth of Jesus.
The photo is of the ticket to the show.