October 17, 2011

Aaron Shust in Concert

Over the weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to see Aaron Shust in concert for the first time. It was quite an exciting thing for me because, not only do really I love his music, but it’s been very inspirational to me in my writing and being an author.


Back when I was finishing The Pirate Daughter’s Promise, Aaron’s song My Savior My God was on the radio a lot. My family loved the song right from the start, and something about it really had a big impact on me at that time in my life. For one thing, it always made me think about my characters in TPDP—about their faith through their trials. The lyrics encompassed so many of the things I wanted to tell in the story. None of my characters understood at first why they had to face such great trials, but they knew God was always there for them, and no matter what they would cling to Him. Not only that, but through the trials, they were able to share their faith with the most unlikely characters and lead them to the knowledge that Christ died for them to be their Savior. I remember when friends and family would tell me they would love to see TPDP as a move, I’d smile and think to myself if that miracle were to ever happen, the one song I’d want playing when the credits started rolling is My Savior My God. So it was special to me because it was so close to the story I wanted to tell, but it also meant a lot to me personally. Writing TPDP was such a huge moment in my life. It was with that book I started my writing career and ministry. My Savior My God reminded me as well that whatever direction my life took from there, my Savior was always there for me and would guide me through whatever came.


concert3So, this many years later, to have been able to meet Aaron and see him perform My Savior My God live was very special.











-Lanna said...

Hey Molly,

That is so Awesome that you were able to see Aaron Shust in Concert! I am very happy for you, and I am sure God did that for you. Take Care!