On Daves Vintage Apple Tech's last Sunday livestream, the question was asked of everybody on the livestream about the first concert they attended: The first concert I remember attending was DC Talk's Jesus Freak tour when they performed at Liberty University's Vines Center.
All week, I have been pondering the chorus of the title track of the Jesus Freak album:
What will people think when they hear that I'm a Jesus freak?
What will people do when they find that it's true?
I don't really care if they label me a Jesus freak.
There ain't no disguisin' the truth.
I am one of these "Jesus Freaks"; I've been a Christian ever since the early 90s. I believe that I am a sinner from birth, and that on my own there is no way I can get to Heaven - in fact, if left to my own devices, I would be headed to Hell for eternity to pay for the wages of my sins. I believe that Jesus, fully God and fully man, died on a cross to pay for our sins, and in conquering death, rose again on the third day. And in believing in Jesus, I will have eternal life with God in Heaven. And if you believe in Jesus, you will also have eternal life with God in Heaven.
I can't say that I wasn't warned about what people can or will do when they find out that you are a "Jesus Freak", as all four Gospels record Jesus saying the same thing: the world will hate you because of Me (my paraphrase). Hey, they're not called the Synoptic Gospels for nothing...
When I started doing livestreams and making videos on YouTube, I knew up-front that I could lose subscribers for being a "Jesus Freak". I knew that it could cost me followers on social media platforms. And yet it has not deterred me, for I am not chasing after subscribers and followers, but I am chasing after Jesus. So go ahead, unfollow and unsubscribe.
And when you've come to the realization that nothing of this world can fill the God-shaped hole in your heart, Lord willing, I'll be here to pray with you and/or help you find a local church.