I usually don’t promote products, etc. but if you have not heard the new Jason Gray CD, A Way to see in the Darkness, you NEED to listen to this CD!
His site is here: http://jasongraymusic.com/
I received this CD from my daughter and son-in-law as a Christmas gift and it has been such a blessing. In this past few months, I was going through a stressful time in making a decision that would be a big change to my life and affect many around me. As I was in the midst of making this decision, I received this CD and the music was very healing. Jason weaves God’s truth through out the entire compilation. God will help us find a way in the darkness of fear, shame or shadows of doubt. The one word that I keep hearing as a common theme is fear and it reminded of how this theme is weaved throughout the Old and New Testaments. One of my favorite passages in the OT is Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” In the NT, Mary was visited by an angel and here is what he said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30. We may not be going on a journey to a promised land or being asked to carry the Lord & Savior of the world, but God doesn’t want us to be afraid in whatever we do, where ever we go or have fear of the darkness, the fear of the future, or fear of failure. We have a future and a hope in our life in Christ. This CD focuses in on that hope that we have in our Lord! By the way, even though my son-in-law is a personal friend of Jason’s, I have not met him nor am I being paid to promote this. I am a sinner, saved by grace, for whom the music is speaking to my soul and I want you to have the same experience. Even though this CD was bought as a gift, I am thinking I will buy another copy to give away.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Below are some of my favs and the key words that Jason uses to speak God’s truth to my heart– many of these words weaved in with mine are are Jason’s own words from his songs so all the credit for the words go to him & I am thinking he will give the credit of the source of thes words to our Maker!
Track # 1. “Remind me who I am” – When we are down, running away, or have a rebellious stone cold heart, we need God to remind us who we are in His sight. He loves us so much! What I also like about this song is what it doesn’t say—there are so many Scriptures that tell us our place in God’s eyes. A holy priesthood, a precious treasure…on and on.
Track #2, “The End of Me” – When we have a broken heart, we can have peace that is so calming and a love that overflows. Every wound that we have can become a place of healing and a way to start healing our broken heart.
Track #4, “Good to be alive” – I love the words from this song: “I wanna live like there’s no tomorrow, love like I am on borrowed time. It’s good to be alive, I won’t take it for granted. I won’t waste another second. All I want is to give you , a life well lived to, ‘thank you’.” As a teaser- listen to the rest of the song to hear how he gets to this premise.
Track #5, “The sound of our breathing” – I think why this song means more to me is the description that my daughter said he gave at his concert about how God’s name Yahweh, YHWH, when the consonents are said sound like breathing. So every breath we take, in or out, we are saying God’s name. What an awesome concept! Here is a link to Jason’s story: http://www.churchleaders.com/worship/worship-articles/155136-is-the-name-of-god-the-sound-of-our-breathing.html
Track #6, “Without running away” – There are wounds that hurt us to the point that we really would rather stay wounded and feel that there is no hope. But we have hope—we can risk by loving without running away because we have the hand of our God leading us and asking us to trust Him.
Track #7, “Nothing is wasted” – Everything that we go through, nothing is wasted in God’s eyes and He can turn it around for His Glory. He can make beauty from the ashes or as Jason says,”It’s from the deepest wounds that beauty finds a place to bloom”.