Hendrix Jam that Inspires Me to Think of the Power of Being a Child of God

Good quote:  I am a man that stands against mountains and thinks of pebbles.

This quote is by the bathrooms along the walking strip of Venice Beach. I loved it so much the first time I saw it that I had to come back with a camera to take a picture of it. I quoted it once, and my friend Codie, knew exactly where the quote came from – Venice Beach Restroom. At least both of us caught the power of this quote.

I think this ties great to Jesus’ quote about “faith of a mustard seed, being able to move mountains.”  Maybe this isn’t’ a literal, physical, tree-covered mountain.  Maybe this is a mountain in a different manner, mountains such as going to China, where you face communism, a different language, poverty, imprisonment, cultural differences, or planting a new church in Orange County where you might be told that there are already too many churches for a new church to be needed, where you might face location problems, time problems, financial problems, and in a sense these are mountains.  Being a college student and having to juggle classes, work hours, play time, homework time, sleep time, eat time, God time all in 24 small hours can be a mountain.  With faith in Jesus though, these mountains can be moved because they are just pebbles.

Whenever I hear Jimi Hendrix’s song, “Voodoo Chile,” I am fascinated with the line that says, “I stand up next to a mountain, I chop it down with the edge of my hand, cuz I’m a Voodoo Chile baby, Lord knows, I’m a Voodoo Chile!”  I always think, that’s me, I have that power!  Not because of Voodoo, but because of Christ in me, my hope and glory.  I am a Child of God.

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website: https://www.contradictmovement.org.

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