Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 13:01
Mr. Kirk Franklin,
First... Let me say thank you to God for allowing me to breathe another breath in my body. Now, I want to say thank you for speaking to people like me: an 18 year-old boy who's struggling to keep his faith in God in my generation. About three weeks ago, I was listening to your album "The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin" and thought I'd give God a little praise. When "Looking Out For Me" came on, I replayed it over and over and over, realizing how much Jesus had actually been there for me! Then, I listened to "Brokenhearted" on the Hero album... I could feel the power of God just stirring in my soul when I got to the vamp. Last, but certainly not least, I listened to "Everyone Hurts" . I realized I related so much to most of your songs, and I'm still trying to find more of the God in me to better myself and my peers around me.
Saturday, I ran across the "Christmas" album with The Family and stumbled across the song "Now Behold the Lamb." I was nearly in TEARS when Tamela finished her solo.
I've always been guided by God, and I believe that. It's just when I'm walking behind him, sometimes I end up finding myself looking to the left or to the right instead of right ahead at Him. He's brought me through so much and I thank Him for that! I believe Jesus will keep me strong. I believe I will be filled with the Holy Spirit and willing to do God's Will. Kirk... Thanks for reaching out to me.
A Child of God...