Thursday, 22 October 2009
Gil came and led worship at our church's annual conference with some of the other guys from his church in North Caroline-- He played this song following a word that come out of the message relating to encountering God- When we come into God's presence and meet with Him, totally surrendering to Him, we can feel like we come away with part of ourselves 'unstitched'. Our response can be either to try and rebuild that bit of us, or to understand that God is working on our lives, and surrender to Him.
When we understand the magnitude of His Love towards us, how can we not be broken, blown away, undone by His outrageous grace?
Saturday, 3 October 2009
There's a point in this video where Jon is talking about writing; he says that if you're writing music and you don't believe it with every ounce of you, then what's the point of singing? If you're not crying, then what's the point? That's what separates sell-out music from that which matters. The writer believes what they're writing. I find myself connecting with bits of music again and again because the writer believed what they wrote and felt what they were singing. The first time i listened to Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 I think I cried. Musicians, at least those who are a credit to the profession, are able to write down in crystal clear words, what the rest of us are feeling and yet cannot articulate. And when we hear the words we are feeling sung out with passion, something inside us resonates with agreement. Can't wait for this album :-)