Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Experiencing God Through Music

Most of you have probably had the experience of music making God seem close or the message of a song communicating a truth to a deep place in your heart.

This past Sunday a song by Jeremy Riddle was introduced to our church during worship entitled “Sweetly Broken”. If you want to hear it click here. The chorus of this song has lodged itself in me so that its lyrics are repeated over and over in my mind. Its melody continues to play in my heart. Literally I woke up this morning and my first thoughts were these lyrics and melody.

Here’s the message that God’s Spirit is not letting me escape.
“At the cross
You beckon me.
You draw me gently
To my knees,
And I am
Lost for words, so lost in love.
I’m sweetly broken,
Wholly surrendered.”

The cross is the place of God’s greatest manifestation of His love for us. Though horrific and cruel, from that place of sacrifice Jesus beckons us. To approach His cross is to be brought to your knees as you begin to comprehend who He is and what He has done for you. Words fail you as you become embraced, transformed and transported in His love. This reality breaks your heart with sorrow over your sin that placed Him there, yet births your heart into new life. All you can do is yield your life to His gracious Lordship.

This is the Good News message of Easter. Can you hear the Music? Has the Song beckoned you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That song has been reverberating in my mind for two weeks now. Very moving - what a great message to be "stuck on" in this season.