Confession 312: On Music, Faith and New Series

I love music.  Songs have a way of moving me and connecting me that nothing else does.  It’s poetry in motion–and I love it.  Music has always been one of my favorite parts of worship.  I remember more of the hymns we sang growing up than the sermons I heard.  And so, when I began my last two posts with music I thought it might be fun to make November all about the music.

I’m also in the midst of working on a new series for Advent entitled “Light in the Darkness”.  It explores the themes of rebellion, restoration and redemption as expressed in the book of Isaiah.  I’ve always loved reading through Isaiah during Advent.  It’s a beautiful picture of who God is, of the great Love He has for us, and of the great Promise of Hope God had given us.  I hope you’ll join me as we prepare to welcome the King once again.

For today, here’s a song that gets my mornings started many days.  The rhythm gets my feet tapping and the words get my heart stirring.  It’s Matthew West’s “Hello My Name Is”.  West wrote this song after a letter he received about a young man who battled through drug addiction to come back to all of the promises God had for his life.  Google the back story sometime.  It’s really powerful.  So is the song–and a great reminder for me as I’m heading into my day.  No matter what happens, no matter what anyone else thinks, I know that I am a “child of the one true King.”  May it be a blessing for you, as well.

Blessings and Peace,


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