My Safe Haven
When I was kid, life was not a cake walk. I experienced many things that I believe a kid should not have to be a part of. I will leave the dirty details for another day but there was always a place of refuge that I would retreat to in my times of trouble……to my room and volume cranked to 11. MUSIC was my safe haven. See…to be honest…I found music before I believed in God. Music was an …integral part of my life from a very early age and I have SO many fond memories attached with it. Like I said, it was my safe haven. They could say things I only wished I could say. Every now and then I would hear a song that just got to the HEART of everything I was thinking/feeling at that moment. My life would probably run like the movie High Fidelity. I have a soundtrack.
I guess it is no surprise that music is still so rooted in who I am and what I do. BUT…my music serves a different purpose these days. I have to thank Andrew Schwab for some insight from this morning that I want so share from The Tin Soldiers.
Let me preface the next portion of this story by saying for those who do not know or might be surprised…I worship God (Jehovah). Label me a religious nut…that is quite alright. We all worship something/someone and my source of adoration happens to be the creator of heaven and earth.
With that..”worship” happens to be a part of my musical journey. But…I think to a degree…we in christendom get it wrong. The question was posed..”Why do we worship?” Good question eh? I’m going to take this week to talk about of few topics and maybe just maybe…they will bring clarity to the passion. For today, I will leave it at this from Psalm 63.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you: I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you”.