So last night I was so blessed to be able to cross off the number two thing on my Bucket list. I got to see Bon Jovi, my absolute favorite band, live, in concert. It was the most fantastic experience of my entire life. When the opening band came out on stage I suddenly got very emotional. You see my mom introduced me to Bon Jovi at a young age. I’ve been listening to him my whole life and so many of his songs help me express my feelings. I have been dreaming about this day for as long as I can remember and it finally came! I honestly was on the verge of tears when I realized my lifelong dream was about to come true; I was about to be in the presence of Jon Bon Jovi!
As I fought back these tears another realization hit me. If this is what it is like being in the presence of Bon Jovi, how much more fantastic will it be for me when I am in the presence of God?! Do not misunderstand me, I am not equating Bon Jovi to God, but I am drawing a parallel between the experiences I have had with each of them. As I already mentioned I grew up singing Bon Jovi songs, waiting for the day I would get to see him perform live. Similarly, I was raised in a loving, Christian home. I grew up reading God’s word, singing His praises and I continually wait for the day I will get to be in His glorious presence. If I almost cried at a Bon Jovi concert, I cannot imagine what an emotional wreck I will be when God finally calls me into His glorious presence, and you know what? I can’t wait!