05 November 2016
A Season of Gratitude - Music
Greetings Dear Reader,
I cannot remember a time when I did not love music. I love most genres and can even find a song or two in the ones I do not like. I do have some method to that which I listen to faithfully.
Music is the things that can most easily bring me back from the edge. It is what calms my spirit when I am overwrought. There certain pieces of music that are my escape when I need solace and sanctuary. My favorite is The Inner Light by Jerry Goldberg. It comes from one of my favorite Star Trek episodes of the same name. Where I incapacitated long term, I would want this played in a constant loop. It always soothes me and gives me hope.
There is other music that is precious to me. Some of it is intentionally sacred but I also believe that all good music is sacred in some way. I love songs that tell a story. I love songs that help me see something more clearly. I believe that nothing is secular so even songs about non-faith things are sacred in some way.
Music helps me emote when I am struggling being real about how I feel. The right song will help me undam feelings I do not wish to confront. It helps me express negative feelings in a nondestructive way.
Music is a vital piece of my life. It is a sustaining feature of my makeup. I have almost 400 gigs of stored music. I am thankful for all the labor that goes into creating great music. I am more thankful for the songs that reach me no matter where I am. In my season of gratitude, I will carry songs with me that reflect my heart and faith. Sing along with me if you care to.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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