As a supporter of Young Life Australia, I have been totally bombarded with memories of my days involved in this fantastic organisation. People who I haven’t seen or been able to contact in years have come out of the woodwork as we prepare to gather together at the end of the month to celebrate Young Life’s 40th birthday. We have been giggling over photos and are amazed at how young we looked (and how old we feel!).
As I reflect on the positive and wonderful impact Young Life has had on my life, it has made me come back to the question of legacy-what impact am I leaving on this world?
When I was about 10, I discovered an Amy Grant record belonging to one of my sisters. I remember putting it on my record player (remember those things?) and being totally captivated by a song written by Gary Chapman that Amy sang called Father’s Eyes. This song, in many ways, had a part to play in shaping my theology, and in turn my song writing.
The desire to reflect the character of God resonated with me then, even though I was so young, and still does today. I am full of failures, of that I am well aware. The older I get, the more passionate I am becoming about being honest with my music, honest with those around me, and honest with myself.
I hope and pray that somehow though my songs, my journey, my voice, and my words that it will be the character of God that people will remember.