This past weekend I had the chance to enjoy a number of hours alone in my car on the way to a very special wedding. I had my water, a few snacks, and my Ipod with my playlist with all the songs that keep me going when I get out and RUN! Pop songs, songs with a good beat, fun songs! None with a bad message but none with a powerful message either ~~just fun.
After a few hours I felt the desire to switch to some old CD’s ( imagine popping in a real CD!!) that I have enjoyed over the past few years~ Chicago, Josh Groban, etc. I sang like I was part of the band and reminisced fondly of “days gone by”.
When I popped in a CD of a sweet old singing group called “Point of Grace”, something different happened my heart. The effect of this music took me from listening with my head, to listening also with my heart! It took me all of 3 minutes to go from dry-eyed to wiping a tear from my cheek when I heard the words:
“Over time you’ve healed so much in me and I am living proof, that although my darkest hour had come, your light could still shine through.
Though at times it’s just enough to cast a shadow on the wall, I am so grateful that you shine your light on me at all.
Who am I that you would love me so gently? Who am I that you would recognize my name? Who am I that you would speak to me so softly? Conversations with the Lord most High…who am I?
Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see. The more I sing that sweet old song the more I understand that I do not comprehend this love that’s coming from your hand!
Who am I…….?
I was again reminded how music that speaks of the truth of who God is, His love, His power, His grace, gets you right down in your soul. To be reminded again, that I matter to Him was priceless to me.
Though I do love my music with a crazy beat, I’m going to take more time to surround myself with songs that touch my soul, even make me cry ~because in doing so I am reminded of who I am and to whom I belong! I am so grateful.