Even if your kids are big fans of the Jonas Brothers — their music, their TV show, their fun-but-wholesome celebrityness — you may not know that the Bros are serious Christians.
When Rick Warren held an Easter service at Angel Stadium Sunday that drew 30,000 people, the Jonas Brothers were there unannounced. There must have been a lot of screaming little girls in pink dresses.
The service was held to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Warren’s Saddleback Church. The Jonases (is that plural for Jonas?) sang three songs, including one written by a Saddleback member called Gotta Find You.
It sounded like one of those songs that could be about a person, but is probably, considering the context, about God.
You’re the voice I heard inside my head, the reason that I’m singing…
You’re the missing piece I need, the song inside of me…
Here it is:
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According to the Orange County Register, Nick Jonas (honestly, I’m not sure which one he is) gave a personal testimony:
“About four and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes,” he said. “It happened quickly, but on my way to the hospital that night, I made a commitment to myself that I wouldn’t let it slow me down. And I asked myself the question, ‘Why me?’ But I do believe there was a turning point when I realized, “Why not me?
“Now I’ve been able to share my story and encourage other young people who are dealing with some of the same things. And I know we’re all going through some hard things in our lives but it’s how we persevere, how we get through those hard moments in our lives. I encourage you when those moments come to make that commitment I made and don’t let it slow you down.”