This meme has been very close to me as music is the road that leads my life, marks the corners, and maps where I've been as well as where I am going. Life without music would be terribly sad for me.
With this being Easter weekend, I wanted to pick a song that reflected this time. Initially, I found this awesome little montage to "The Easter Song" as performed by Glad on YouTube that reminded me of Easter sunrise services growing up. It's an "old" traditional piece in my eyes, but considering it was first done by 2nd Chapter of Acts, I suppose I am only showing how green I am! It's hardly "old" by any stretch when compared with sacred music through the ages. To go enjoy that video (which I am not going to use as my song for the weekend), click here.
As I was seeking out that video, I stumbled upon a new song that really touched me and tied into the theme of beauty and value that I've been writing about. The video shows scenes from Mel Gibson's "Passion", so I will give the obligatory warning about having your children present. But the words really touched my soul deep and reminded me how I felt the first time I truly understood the gift that Jesus gave us by dying on the cross.
I love songs that tell stories. I love Mark Schultz for just that reason. He writes stories set to music. And it definitely takes a gift to recreate a tale in lyrical form. And this song, "Why" by Nichole Nordeman is no different.
And it said, "Father, why are they screaming?
"My precious Son, I hear them screaming