Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jesus, Please Come, Please Come Today

At small group last night we talked a bit about expectations. One friend commented that she made a decision to live as a Christian when her life was a mess - and that it had only gotten worse from that point on. It wasn't exactly what she expected.

And yet, she'd do it again. There's something about hope and a renewed spirit that can make the worst of circumstances bearable.

My friends John and Katherine pointed me (separately) towards a song called "Hallelujah" by Heather Williams. I gave it a quick listen and, frankly, wasn't really struck by anything unusual. Honestly, it sounded a good bit like most of what I'm hearing these days. Nothing really stuck out.

"You gotta watch the video," said John. "You gotta hear this girl's story."

So I dug around, found the video and checked it out.

She tells her story. She sings her song, woven around the story. And I was completely captivated.

Williams shares an incredibly difficult, painful moment - one of the worst things I can imagine happening. The worst of circumstances. And then she says this:

"I kind of consider that day the day that I really became a Christian."

I remember telling a room full of musicians just a week ago that their stories were what really mattered. More than singing, more than being on a platform playing, more than leading. Underneath all the music is the story. My quick judgment of a radio-ready song was replaced when I heard this girl's story - and then listened to her worship.

How about you?

Bonus: she's a blogger!


annie said...

Wow, Beth, thanks for sharing this. It is very timely for me. I was just talking today about times like these where "the rubber meets the road" and how those are often times of growth.

WhatAboutNovember said...

thank you

Rachel Hardcastle said...

Oh my word!!! Seriously, I literally put into to my bing search engine...Jesus, please come today...trying to find this new song I've been hearing and have fallen in love with...had no idea God would bring me to this!!! sobbed, watching how AMAZING God continues to be and show Himself faithful to!!! Thank you for absolutely blessing me today!!

Yasmin said...

Whats the name of the song and who sings it?