The second disc of the album I talked about in my previous two posts is “Truth”. As I mentioned before, it is the grittier of the two discs. I can hear my struggle through the songs. It is bittersweet.
This song, perhaps the entire disc is about getting beyond our own pain to realize the dire spiritual situation of things. While some would blow this off, perhaps even myself at times, when I wrote the song I was very dedicated to trying to bring this realization to people. I was hoping to bring change.
This is the oldest song of the entire album. Once again, I saw a need for the body of Christ to get beyond themselves. Perhaps I was being too redundant, but the theme was too strong inside me to deviate from it.
A prominent question whether outright spoken or implied in “More Than Words” was “Are you ready?” I still believe that at some point each and everyone of our belief systems will be shaken. What remains will be a purer and stronger faith.
This song was originally written with someone else in mind. Then I lived it. There is no burden that Jesus hasn’t borne… and much more humbly and quietly than us.
Trials hurt. They make us bleed. God sees it all and He’ll only give us as much as we can handle.
This is my favorite song on the album. Leave it to me to like the most angst-ridden one. I wrote it like a modern version of the parable taught by Jesus, the sheep and the goats. If we don’t love, we don’t give, then we are guilty. There is blood on our hands.
In the midst of all dark things, all pain, all wrongs done to us…. There is GRACE. And God, we need it.
All of our mistakes are washed away by the blood of Christ. We are hidden in Him. We may have all sorts of questions about life or wonder what is really important. We can try to sort out everything that happens in life, but it won’t matter in the end.
“The Brightest Day”
This is the last song I wrote for the album. It is easy to get caught up in life’s struggles and forget who can help you out of them. His hope will help us to make it to “The Brightest Day”.