Behind The Music

I LOVE music…it’s in me…it moves me…it inspires me…it is a key that continuously unlocks the God designed places on the inside of me & those around me.

Lately I have been very interested in the story behind many of the songs I listen & worship to. So, I have begun to find behind the music video’s that allow me to understand why the song was written in order to connect me even more.

A few weeks ago, at my church, we introduced the song “No Longer Slaves” by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser. It is a VERY powerful song that connects the story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, to the way in which God has parted the seas of fear to cause us to walk through on dry ground to the places of promise- it declares that we ARE children of God!

As I sat on Monday afternoon listening to the reason behind this song becoming an addition to a recent album, I suddenly became more connected to the song…but more importantly to the author’s. I was moved by Melissa’s behind the music account of this piece, and I found myself listening & watching more intently. Take a moment to watch…

…if you have never heard this song…you will find it at the end of this blog!

I began to think, how often do I interact with those around me based upon the song they are singing, the words they are saying, the way they are acting, and never take the time to get to know them behind the music. How often do I connect to someone to better understand who they really are, and what makes them uniquely them!

What an awesome gift we have been given Beloved to be able to step behind the music in each others lives, to go beyond just the lyrics, and come to understand one another on an ever deeper level. How AMAZING is it that we serve a God who is NOT distant, and who invites us to step behind the music to know Him beyond the lyrics.

Beloved, today you are invited into a song that is connected to a story! Today there will be people all around you, today you will be surrounded by God’s presence; take a moment today to connect with one person around you- learn about their story!

Take a moment today to connect with the Author of ALL stories- step behind the music!

because today & every day we are invited into…the story He wrote!

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