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Faces of Liberate – Jeromy

Jeromy Darling is a distinctly kind and likeable guy. He is incredibly musical, yet genuinely meek and down-to-earth. He is abundantly kind to each person he meets and carries with him a joyful disposition, whatever the situation. I attribute these and other meaningful facets of his person to the life of Jesus Christ in him.
Jeromy is not perfect, but Jesus is perfect.

I have witnessed Jeromy’s musicality in a number of settings, and I am continually impressed at the depth of his ability. In one situation, he was teaching me a song he had recently written for a full band. He was ill at the time, and part way through the song his son began tugging on his shirt. Still, his delivery of the song was moving, even record-worthy. While he often writes his songs for a full band, he is able enthrall with only his voice and a guitar. He is indelibly passionate in his singing, and I have witnessed this passion raised yet higher when he is singing to prison inmates. He recently launched a nonprofit, The Salvage Project to take his music into prisons, half-way houses, and sober living homes. Jeromy’s ambitions are poured into “repurposing broken lives” by speaking and singing truth to hurting people.

Regardless of his endeavor, the constant has been the example of Jeromy’s faith. His faith and his character traits are the result of applying God’s word to daily life. I’ve heard many times how deeply devoted to God’s truth his parents were during his upbringing. And now, as I spend time with Jeromy,  I observe firsthand what such devotion causes a person to be like. I am a better person to be presented with such proof of the living power of God’s word.

As Paul wrote to the young Christ-follower named Timothy:
“All scripture is breathed out by God and useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.

Paul also wrote to another group of Christ-followers; “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (found in the fifth chapter of the book of Galatians).

    The Bible is powerful and true, and Jeromy is living proof of this.

 

Kurt Larson is inclined to writing out words and music as a way of wrestling with and growing in understanding of truth. He tends toward melancholy and introspection, and is thus grateful for the palette of personalities of his friends and family to help him better understand life. As much as Kurt enjoys the exhilaration of music, he is deeply grateful for the peace of early mornings and quiet evenings and groves of trees.