On the same day the U.S. Supreme Court made the historical decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, my daughter’s Christian singing group performed its only Kansas concert of a seven-state tour.
Friday was the first time I’d seen her in two weeks. She was actually gone for both my birthday and Father’s Day, but that didn’t bother me. I was so ecstatic that she tried out for this group and made it. It’s been the experience of a lifetime, and I know she didn’t want the tour to end. (I know this because she told me on the way home. Ha. Their last concert was last night in Joplin, Mo.)
If you're reading this on a laptop, this video is a little sample from Friday night. It’s difficult to describe my emotions while I was taking it. It was such a happy day for millions of Americans – and I’m assuming it was particularly great for gay Christians who wish to be married in a church.
And it was such a happy atmosphere inside the church, even though I’m told many there were disappointed with that morning’s SCOTUS decision. The subject never came up, which was appropriate. It was clear from the prayer before the concert that the focus would be on simply praising God.
During the entire concert, I was fighting back tears. Totally unexpected. If someone wants to offer an explanation as to why, I would love to hear it.