Monday, November 7, 2011

{Gratitude Challenge} Day #7

Today I am most thankful for music. It's hard to explain how I feel about music but I truly believe for some people, music is a "soul-language." It reaches into places that no one else can for me. I can feel blue or upset or mad or whatever and music can calm me, cheer me, make me hopeful, made me sad. It can do all of that in only one song too!

Recently I began thinking about all the different music out there. Just like language there is a finite number of notes that one can use to create a song. Now think of all the different songs you know. While some of them might sound familiar none are truly the same. 

I stand in amazement of God when I think about music (or the world around us or the people He created and so much more). Music touches my soul. Like I said, it's hard to explain. 

And today I'm sharing one of my new favorite songs by one of my favorite bands....

Jesus, friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name, but the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus, friend of sinners, the truth's become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You, but they're tripping over me
Always looking around, but never looking up, I'm so doubled minded
A planked eyes saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

Oh, Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our heart be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh, Jesus friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks yours


  1. I know just what you mean! It is a language of its own, isn't it? (I chose music for my first day of the Gratitude Challenge last week.) ;0)

  2. Music is powerful. I like ALL different types at different times and for different reasons. Casting Crowns is a favorite, too.


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