Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Vietnamese Christians Rejoice

There's a certain joy that comes when you see your favorite band live in concert. A wave of excitement rushes over you as they take the stage and sing the first note. You get lost in the melodies and harmonies like a kid in Narnia, and just for a few moments you get caught up in the beauty fills the space and you forget about what's happening outside those four walls.

In America, we can choose to listen to everything from Switchfoot to Kirk Franklin. We can go to the Woodstock-esque summer music festivals and see loads of Christian music artists in all types of varieties. If you like rock, you can head bang to a hardcore Christian rock band. If rock's not your thing, you can see TobyMac and get your hip-hop groove on. And if you want Latin music, we've got that too.

But not everyone has that freedom.

Please take the time to watch this video about how Vietnamese Christians rejoiced as a Christian band performed for the FIRST time in a public forum. May it serve as a reminder to us American Christians to be thankful for the privileges we have.


Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I really like your blog! It's so refreshing to see Christianity represented within our age group out in the blogosphere! :-)

You're right, we American Christians really have a lot to be thankful for.

SolShine7 said...

Thanks!!! I try my best to bring up topics that I'd like to see more Christians talk about.

Your blog is pretty cool too. I added you to my blogroll. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Agh! This was so amazing!!!! I loved this post. Thanks for sharing Karen!


SolShine7 said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it Maritza!