Sometimes teenagers scare us. They look strange. They talk strange. Their heroes are often less than upstanding citizens. But if you look deeper...each person has a hidden talent, a gift, that when given the opportunity can WOW even the most pessimistic critic.
The danger of posting this video is that music becomes the only ICONIC gift that matters in our culture, but if you can make it through the first 3 min. and see the inside of Andrew's heart, I'm sure you'll be WOW'd.
As I watched this the first time, I was moved because even though most teens don't wear strange contacts and look like they walked out of a bus station, EVERY teenager walks around looking like this. They all have a certain masquerade that protects them from the seeming ridicule of being who they are on the inside.
Here at KIVU, we find incredible joy in giving teenagers a place where they can let the walls down and be who they were created to be. This is why I love hanging with teenagers. No matter if they look Goth, Athletic, Preppy, or otherwise; every kid needs a place where they can learn to be confident in who God created them to be.
What a joy to watch a guy like Andrew find his gift.
Be sure to check out the video...pretty amazing stuff!