My friend, my brother…

This is Grayson. He’s one of my heroes. He doesn’t know it. He’s 18 and got his whole life in front of him. Today was one of the last times Grayson will be performing on a regular basis at the Ridge for a while. He is going off to college soon. Grayson has been performing in the praise band at the Ridge since he was a little guy. Before I became a believer I remember seeing him there, on the few occasions my family could drag me to church. Here was this goofy kid up there playing drums or guitar or singing. Doing things that were so awesome and such a reflection of the amazing gifts God had given him. I’ve had the pleasure of watching him grow up and also, to perform with him on occasion. He’s no longer a kid, although he’s still sometimes goofy but I love that about him.

I’m not sure what Grayson will be doing with his future. I’m not sure Grayson knows what he will be doing and neither one of us, of course, knows what God has in store for him yet. I hope it has to do with his musical talent because He has used Grayson to speak to me and help me to grow spiritually. Grayson was one of the people that helped me learn what it is to truly worship and I know He has used him in the lives of others too. Please join me in prayer for Grayson as he goes out into the world. I pray that he find whatever it is he is seeking, I pray that he doesn’t wind up with too many regrets in his life (I know how that feels and how the enemy can use that to eat away at you). I pray that Grayson always remembers the many people in his life that he can turn to anytime he needs especially the most important One. Good luck brother and thank you. You ROCK!!

Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.
-Ecclesiastes 11:9

3 responses

  1. Bdub

    Amen!! Raising three boys, I have found on more than one occasion hoping my boys turn out to be the young man Grayson has become…. when the Grayson band tours America I will be first in line…. Rock on Brother!

    July 7, 2008 at 1:46 pm

  2. Dianna Brisco (Dillie)

    Rick is right, Grayson! You are a special young man. We’ve known you forever and love hearing you sing, play the drums and guitar. Praise God for your many talents!!! We’re praying for you to keep growing in your faith and discover the plans God has for you. 🙂

    July 21, 2008 at 10:31 pm

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