As I Lay Dying

Murder. Sin. Destruction. 

I know that some of you aren’t familiar with the band As I Lay Dying,  so let me give you a quick rundown – they’re a grammy-nominated metalcore band made of up of Christians, although they’ve avoided the label “Christian band”. They’ve won various awards and their album An Ocean Between Us  debut at number 8 on the Billboard charts and number 1 on the rock chart. Suffice it to say, they have made a name for themselves. 

Yesterday the band’s founder and lead singer, Tim Lambesis, was arrested after he attempted to hire and undercover cop to kill his estranged wife.  

I was shocked when Wes sent me a text this morning with the news article. Could this be true? 

But here’s what I’m not going to do. I’m not going to shake my first at the church for being lukewarm or say that it’s just another sign of the times. I’m not going to point fingers or play judge and jury. I just want to say this – 
What could the God of the impossible do through this? 
What if this terrible situation gets turned around? What if a year from now we get to see Tim Lambesis as a man who has renounced the lies he believed that brought him to this point and his faith has caught fire? What if the whole band catches fire and, in the words of John Wesley, people come for miles to watch them burn? What if relations are restored and broken hearts are healed? 
What if we, as brothers and sisters in Christ, stand in the gap on his behalf and ask God to do what He does best and turn this thing around? What if they know us by our love?

You see, hope expects good, but faith sees what we’re hoping for and together they invite the answer. So lets join our hope and faith with prayer to see lives changed as Tim Lembesis stands in the spotlight in a way he never has before and has an opportunity to right this terrible wrong. 

What if…

Life. Holiness. Rebuilding.