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I was a part of the Jesus Movement.

I didn’t know it at the time, but the Jesus Movement was a revival in the 60’s and 70’s that started here in the West Coast and spread to other parts of North America and Europe. According to my pastor, it even went overseas. It was a revival of young people across the globe, a “generational” revival and not a “geographical” revival, as my pastor explained. He was saved during the Jesus Movement as well.

According to Wikipedia, “The Jesus movement left a legacy of various denominations and other Christian organizations, and had an impact on both the development of the contemporary Christian right and the Christian left, as well as Jesus music, which greatly influenced contemporary Christian music”

I went to a couple of Calvary Chapel Maranatha concerts, and Keith Green concerts. I didn’t know I was part of Christian history in the making. (BTW those concerts were all free and they passed around an offering bag, unlike the Christian concerts now.)

Whenever I think about my Christian journey, I wondered how a person like me growing up in a non-Christian home, who wasn’t even searching for God nor had any desire for spiritual things got a chance to hear the gospel and actually had the sense to accept it?

I wondered how I continued in my faith and did not falter when I am the type of person who quits easily.

I wondered how I have developed a more mature outlook on life now when I am usually more like an irresponsible kid inside.

I am so lucky, that God reached down to me. I know for a fact that my changed life is not due to any effort on my part. Truly I am experiencing the meaning of grace.

One Response to “I am so lucky”

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