Strength In Weakness

storyteller

Okay, I’m shocked. My sister Abigail said years ago that I am easily shocked but I begged to differ and nothing really surprises me these days.

After all, what crazyness hasn’t yet happened? If you can think of something vile and unbelievable then you can guarantee it’s already going on somewhere in the world.

For instance, a friend once said, “I wonder if there is such a thing as a naturist church? You know, where everyone turns up naked.” I refused to Google it at the time, but one day, lack of self-control got the better of me. I say no more. She wasn’t imagining things.

A while ago,  my dear artistic friend Cobs wrote a quick blog about a lovely song she’d heard: Thecobweboriumemporium

I was instantly in love with the song and artist and eventually did a follow-up article, Are ‘Jesus Is My Boyfriend’ Songs Cool? exclaiming my joy at finding such a wonderful contemporary Christian artist who has no proven compromise attached to her name.

Relax, she’s not run off with the Pope, nor has she confirmed that she’s been secretly singing to Buddha.

In fact, her revelation has increased my love for this talented young lady.

Indeed, my admiration for her has quadrupled.

Having a 9 year old daughter who is desperate to fit in with her school peers, have independent music choices and rapidly approaching the teenage years, I have found it almost impossible to recommend good CDs.

So I will say again that,

Jamie Grace

is a breath of fresh air,

and

an answer to prayer

One of her songs about singleness leaves no question about whether she’s sold out for God and despite my earlier quip about ‘Jesus Is My Boyfriend’ songs, she does mention Jesus, Lord, God, in some of her lyrics.

I was on YouTube today gathering some of her wonderfully penned songs when I saw a note she had posted saying, “I have Tourettes Syndrome.”

What?

This proves yet again that God just loves to take our weaknesses and use them for his glory. There is only one bible verse I have in mind and I’m sure you’ve already thought of it, as it is so apt:

“But God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. (1Corinthians 1:27)

So I have a treat for you. Here she is doing the backing vocals to her sister Morgan’s song, ‘Storyteller’ and I have typed the words below: Before you watch, you may need to get some tissues:

Verse 1

On a Sunday evening I’m,
Looking back.
Over all the years,
And where I’ve been.
Looking at old photographs,
I’m remembering,
You were right there.
And you have been…ever since.
With every page that turns,
I see your faithfulness

Chorus

The mountain where I climbed,
The valley where I fell,
You were there all along,
That’s the story I’ll tell.
You brought the pieces together,
Made me this storyteller,
Now I know it is well,
It is well.
That’s the story I’ll tell.

Verse 2

There were some nights that I felt like,
They would last forever.
But you kept me breathing –
You were with me right then.
And all that you have done for me,
I could never, hold it in.
So here’s to me telling this story over and over again.

Chorus

The mountain where I climbed,
The valley where I fell,
You were there all along,
That’s the story I’ll tell.
You brought the pieces together,
Made me this storyteller,
Now I know it is well,
It is well.
That’s the story I’ll tell.
That’s the story I’ll tell.

Bridge

You hold the broken
You hear my every cry.
Every cry.
My eyes are open,
I know that it is well
It is well. X2

Final chorus

The mountain where I climbed,
The valley where I fell,
You were there all along,
That’s the story I’ll tell.
You brought the pieces together,
Made me this storyteller,
Now I know it is well,
It is well.
That’s the story I’ll tell.
That’s the story I’ll tell.
That’s the story I’ll tell
For year and years and years I’ll tell
That’s the story I’ll tell.

For some unknown reason the link will not work. Sorry to make you have to put in a bit more effort – please go to YouTube and type in, “Morgan Harper Nichols – Storyteller (w/Jamie Grace) (music video)”

Thanks

beautiful blooms

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