I join everyone so far with having difficulty choosing just one. I could write a book about each song and concert that affected me in such a deep and spiritual way. Each one was so personal and hold such feeling for me that I can tear up at the thought of any one of them.
Tiff, thanks for that link for These Are They from Anthony's funeral. I was at school when the funeral took place, and was able to watch it on my computer. But, the streaming video kept going out, and I would miss huge chunks of it. Thankfully, I did get to see this performance in it's entirety! I was sitting there at my desk, with tears rolling down my face, while my class worked quietly. They kept looking at me, asking me if I was OK, and I assured them I was just fine, just very moved and very sad about Anthony's death. That clip is the first time I've ever been able to see any part of the funeral over again. Just Amazing!
I think that is the "secret" of David's appeal and the way he draws you to him. It isn't David, although he is great, but it is God using him as a vessel to draw all men to Him. What a gift that must be! To know you were being used by God to minister to hurting hearts and ones that need to know the love of God, and the redemption of our sinful lives. Don't get me wrong, but being used like that is almost like the prophets of old. God worked directly through them to guide and direct His people, and it is the same with David. There are many other performers that are touching to the soul too, but David seems to stand out above the others. And anyone who has ever seen David in person and has gotten to know him, knows that he is humble and takes that mantle very seriously. The fact that he is so approachable and warm and friendly is part of what draws people to him, and the Message from God is more readily accepted into your own heart.
It is just one of those God thangs, again!
Any song he sings just fills me with the wonder of the fact that God loves me, as though I were the only one who would ever need his sacrifice and redemption. Wow! I get goose bumps just contemplating all the times that has happened!
Thanks to all for the links that you put up on Youtube. What a blessing!
Love to all,