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Okay this didn’t really happen and for those of you who don’t know, Geddy is Geddy Lee, bass player, lead singer and keyboardist for my favorite rock band, Rush. Widely regarded as among the great rock musicians of all time, Geddy is my musical hero. This guy just oozes talent. He didn’t really come to my house, but in a dream I had last night, there was a knock at my door and there he was. I took him to my studio. I must have known he was coming because it was clean. I showed him some of the stuff I am working on as well as some other stuff. Then I started to take him around and introduce him to my family and friends, he was very gracious. Then finally things got a little out of hand and we were on the roof of this low building and people were mobbing him for autographs, Stuff like that happens in dreams. Amidst the chaos, I woke up and it got me to thinking.

If I ever met Geddy, if he ever came to my house, that is pretty much what I would do. I’d show him the stuff that was important to me and I’d introduce him to everyone I could. Some of you know where I am going with this…

I know Jesus and while Geddy is a musical genius, Jesus is the creator of the universe and Savior of all who will believe, yet it would be dishonest for me to say I have introduced him to everyone I know. It would be cool for my friends and family (not to mention me), the people I love to meet Geddy. It is essential that they meet Jesus. I guess I post this to ask you the same question. If your hero came to visit your house, who would you tell? Now, who have you introduced to Jesus?

I think we can all do better.

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geddySome days my mind goes to strange places. The other day I was wondering who invented the electric guitar. Why? I don’t know, but we live in the world of Google, so I looked it up. While there is some debate, most sources pointed to Adolph Rickenbacker. I kind of liked that. When I was a kid, I bought a Rickenbacker bass, largely because my bass hero Geddy Lee played one, but I digress.

Think for a moment about that one invention. It seems fairly simple, but how many lives did it change. Where would Eddy VanHalen be without it, or Phil Keaggy or well fill in your favorite player here. How many people in our world would we never have heard of? How many songs would have gone unwritten? Would Rock and Roll (and for that matter contemporary worship music) even exist? Think about how many aspects of your life that one single invention has effected. It’s mindboggling.

So why do I bring this up? Because within each of us is the ability to touch many lives, to do things that really matter with the potential to make a huge difference. We cannot always see the ramifications of what we do. There may be times when we feel like what we do doesn’t matter at all. I guess the big question is, are you sure? What would be lost if you gave up now? It might be a lot more than you think.

So press on. Create, invent and pursue the dreams God has given you.

You have no idea what might come of it.