The Casting Crowns concert last night didn’t disappoint. This was my first time to see them live. I don’t go to many concerts, but there is a short list that I am starting to create of “must see” acts (Chris Tomlin, MercyMe). You can now add Casting Crowns. John Waller was terrific as well. With all of the familiar faces in the crowd, I couldn’t help but wonder how incredible Heaven will be one day. Makes me want to break out in a chorus of “When we all get to Heaven”!

One of the more reflective moments came during the song “Somewhere in the Middle”. Sitting 2 rows in front of us was a couple from our church. Sitting directly behind me were two guys I went to college with. They are 2 guys that know me when I wasn’t..well…who I am today. I couldn’t help but smile at the lyrics –

“Somewhere between who I am and who I used to be.
Somewhere in the middle you’ll find me
Somewhere between the wrong and the right
Somewhere between the darkness and the light
Somewhere between who I was and who you’re making me
Somewhere in the middle you’ll find me.”

There couldn’t have been a more accurate representation of those lyrics. Behind me were 2 guys that represented “who I was” and in front of me sat a couple that represented “who you’re making me”. Ironically enough…I was somewhere in the middle.

Somewhere in the Middle” by Casting Crowns