Tonight our church hosted Behold the Lamb of God, the Christmas concert tour by Andrew Peterson and friends. It was wonderful. The songs gave a fresh take on the birth of Christ, and what I liked best was all the Old Testament imagery sprinkled here and there. The band was excellent too.
An added treat was seeing and hearing Sandra McCracken, who sang a couple of her solo numbers during the first half of the concert and then joined Andrew as a backup singer for the main presentation. Sandra and our daughter Rebecca were friends & schoolmates back in the mid-1980s when we lived in St. Louis. I was associate pastor of the church that the McCrackens attended, and Rebecca and Sandra would sing together in front of the church, with me on guitar. Suzy and I got to talk with Sandra after the concert. That girl can sing! Sandra has taken some old hymns and come up with some great new music for them. I especially like her The Builder and the Architect CD.