Missed Meaning

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a concert at Red Rocks with Erik, Kelly and Mike. I am normally not a huge concert person, but I had actually looked forward to this one for some time: Switchfoot and Goo Goo Dolls. (Our last two concert experiences were not the best. re: Green Day and Blink 182.) However, this concert had many things going for it.

A. It was at Red Rocks. How can a concert NOT be good there?
B. I had studied the music for weeks prior. So I would be able to sing along. 😛
C. I love Switchfoot.
D. I was with good friends.
E. Now being a Mom, this was a date night. Totally different level of appreciation for time alone now.

Switchfoot was everything I expected and more. What a great show! Finally, they played “Meant to Live”.  It was, as expected, solid and emotionally charged. That song (that album really) instantly transports me back to Junior year of college, hanging out in the dorm, blasting music with my door open so as to be available for the many girls on my hall (I was a R.A.). 

As the chorus came around, the crowd was definitely into it. Arms in the air, hands swaying back and forth, the masses sang along:

We were meant to live for so much more … have we lost ourselves?

Maybe we’re bent and broken …

We want more than this world’s got to offer. 
We want more than this world’s got to offer. 
We want more than the wars of our fathers.
And everything inside, screams for second life ….

We were meant to live for so much more …

At 6,450 feet, in nature’s greatest amphitheater, some 9,000 people, without even realizing it, were crying out to God. My heart broke as I watched literally hundreds of people in front of me reach up toward the heavens and proclaim these truths of life … “We want more than this world’s got to offer” … and yet we all settle for what is offered by this world … “And everything inside, screams for second life” … and yet we apathetically live our first life without seeking out more.

It just struck me. So many people, singing these lyrics … and most of them probably missing out on Christ. Missing out on the “so much more”.  And then I look to myself, and know that even while, yes, I know Christ, I still settle for what “this world’s got to offer” and forget that there really is so much more.

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at www.QBQ.com and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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1 Response to Missed Meaning

  1. jenny says:

    I've felt those same feelings before. Especially around Christmas time when I hear people singing carols – esp. O Holy Night — such truth in those words, yet do the people really know what they're singing?? Beautiful, yet haunting…

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