First posted December 28, 2009. The testimony of Johnny Lang, which will bring you to your knees at its beauty.
If you want to hear Johnny Lang's testimony, listen to him sing it. I can't get enough of this song.
I first saw him on the Tonight Show at least a decade ago... this child prodigy who could sing the blues and play guitar as if he were possessed. He went platinum by age 15. He is incredible.
I accidentally ended up at his concert in 2008. We went to watch the singer-songwriter who was opening for him. Lang, appropriately, stole the show.
Nothing could have prepared me for his raw talent. Music boils inside of his blood, convulsing his body, shuddering out of him in perfection. We were witnessing genius.
We were also witnessing a Christian. He never said Jesus' name. Sang no praise song. Rarely spoke a word. Still, I had no doubt he belonged to God. Maybe it was the humility with which he performed, or the talent that so mimicked our Creator.
Finally, at closing curtain as the crowd shouted for encore, Lang performed a wordless guitar solo of "How Great Thou Art." It was worshipful.
I came home perplexed. What was his story? What I found was an article, and this song-- his testimony.
Here are excerpts from his testimony. (Haylie is now his wife.) To read the whole article, click here.
By the time I was 17, I was an alcoholic and smoking two packs a day. I also started doing drugs. [...] In my position, anything I wanted was just handed to me. [...]
Cliff had become very sick – he had Hepatitis C and cancer all over his body. [...]
Read full article here. Don't forget to check out the incredible song!