This is one of My Favorite Backstories

I’m not old enough to remember Children of the Day, but I first sang the song For Those Tears I Died at a Bible study when I was in high school in the early 80’s. I remembered the song for years, but was flabbergasted many years later to hear that Marsha was a lesbian. I had recently come out and was still trying to figure things out. I saw her at a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, and knew it was possible to be me and still be a Christian.

So earlier tonight I saw Marsha’s post on Facebook that this book had come out. I immediately went and bought it, started to read, and here I am four hours later trying to put words on the experience of reading it. I’m glad I read it on Kindle, because I could easily highlight meaningful passages that I probably wouldn’t have in a hard copy. (I’m a nerd that way.) I played the music of hers I could find on Youtube while I was reading it.

I felt like I had read the story of a good friend when I was done. I hurt when I saw what she had been through, but she writes about it in a way that shows that she is a loving person who truly knows the God she follows. I had kind of quit thinking about her over the years, but God knew I needed this book right now. It’s funny that the post even came through on my news feed. I guess it was just a God thing!I’m not old enough to remember Children of the Day, but I first sang the song For Those Tears I Died at a Bible study when I was in high school in the early 80’s. I remembered the song for years, but was flabbergasted many years later to hear that Marsha was a lesbian. I had recently come out and was still trying to figure things out. I saw her at a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, and knew it was possible to be me and still be a Christian.
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So earlier tonight I saw Marsha’s post on Facebook that this book had come out. I immediately went and bought it, started to read, and here I am four hours later trying to put words on the experience of reading it. I’m glad I read it on Kindle, because I could easily highlight meaningful passages that I probably wouldn’t have in a hard copy. (I’m a nerd that way.) I played the music of hers I could find on Youtube while I was reading it.

I felt like I had read the story of a good friend when I was done. I hurt when I saw what she had been through, but she writes about it in a way that shows that she is a loving person who truly knows the God she follows. I had kind of quit thinking about her over the years, but God knew I needed this book right now. It’s funny that the post even came through on my news feed. I guess it was just a God thing!

P.S. I forgot to post the song the title of the book is related to.

 

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About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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