Last night I saw “Behold the Lamb of God” by Andrew Peterson. It was my first time seeing the show, not in Nashville. If you know anything about this Christmas concert, you know the show is a bit bigger in Nashville with it being held at the Ryman and more well known artists in the mix of the familiar staples that makes up the 10 piece band of the BTLOG tour. I was expecting it to be a little less impactful somehow not seeing it at the Ryman. While it did feel different, I wasnt with the same community of friends who first got me into this show in the first place. Instead I was with my new beloved community here in town who I talked their hears off to come see the show. Needless the say, it was just an impactful as has been every year before I have seen it. The church where I work really did a stand up job on making the evening a wonderful one.
Im stealing this little peice of a blog post from Andrew’s community blog, rabbitroom.com:
“Upcoming BTLOG attendees, you are most definitely in for a treat. Indeed, you will be part of the treat. With each round of that phrase (I believe He is the Christ, Son of the Living God), the intensity of emotion ratchets higher and wider. And it’s not emotion for emotion’s sake; it’s emotional truth boring ever deeper into our being, and it’s one of the most profoundly moving sounds I’ve ever heard.
The season is here. Don’t miss the opportunity to sing “Silver Bells.” Drink some eggnog; eat some Christmas cookies. Kiss somebody under the mistletoe. Drive around and look at the lights. And by all means, attend and support your local Christmas pageant. But if you crave something more, something real, something that will simultaneously rock your world with truth, and cultivate peace and joy in your spirit, consider making Behold the Lamb of God, The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, a new family tradition. It has everything to do with the real, true meaning of Christmas, and nothing to do with the paltry imitation.”
Its true, you are completely apart of the treat that is BTLOG show. Familiar faces from years of listening to their music before me. Watching a community of friends play music together while I sit with my community of friends is one of the best things ever. Hearing the words that I know to be true, but singing truth into my life backed with amazing music is hard to beat. I was completely excited before the show to come and now Im simply delighted that it was yet again part of my Christmas time tradition.