Deeply Moved by the Music

24 May

Every time my heart has a question or a complaint that I’ve repented of, God always answers.  Seriously, in the decades that I’ve been a born-again Christian, the Creator has consistently revealed His presence.

I’ve struggled recently because I moved and had to move again.  Home is the most important place to me, as only God understands.  And I murmur about living in a big city when I long to live in the mountains encompassed by nature, a longing which makes my earthly dad seem near.  Well, through American Idol of all things, God has reached into my heart and given me unforgettable assurance that I’m in the right place and God will change my attitude so that I embrace my place.

Phillip Phillips

 

Phillip Phillips, our new American Idol, sang his single “Home” last night, and pretty much everyone who heard it was blown away, based on the crowd’s roar and reviews, etc.  And for me listening to it was a spiritual experience, which seemed strange at first.

But then I became familiar with the words.  The song was like a conversation with God in which He took my hand and leaned in close to whisper powerful words of reassurance.  The words of the song follow (I don’t know yet who the writer is):

Home

Hold on to me as you go

As we roll down this unfamiliar road

And although this wave is stringing us along

Just know you’re not alone.

Cuz I’m going to make this place your home.

Settle down.  It’ll all be clear.

Don’t pay no mind to the demons —

They fill you with fear.

The trouble, it might drag you down.

You get lost; you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone.

Cuz I’m going to make this place your home.

I’m gonna make this place your home.

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4 Responses to “Deeply Moved by the Music”

  1. Vince Chough May 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    The Lord is always communicating with us… we just have to sit up and listen.
    Praying for your struggles to be lightened by His mercy and grace.
    Vince

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  2. selah May 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    yes, that song could easily be a conversation between God and the believer.. we are pilgrims on a pathway no matter where we live.. and I believe that God knows the desire of your heart to be near nature, and one day he will fulfill it..

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    • Stevie McHugh May 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      Definitely, even if it’s when I get to heaven. But I know there’s good purpose in being here, and I’m embracing Houston in a new way because of this message through the song. 🙂

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