Saturday, May 29, 2010

Before the Morning

About a month ago, I was driving to work listening to the radio. A couple of minutes into this one particular song, I realized I was really connecting with the words. I remember it had been a stressful morning and I was feeling overwhelmed about some things that were happening. I cried a bit, went into work, and the words repeated themselves over and over in my head throughout the day.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and Jonah's sweet mama, Patrice, posted about an experience she had with the same song, "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson. It spoke to her, so much so, that she redesigned her blog and named it after the song. Up until that point, I never even knew the title of the song, but I then spent some time reading through the lyrics and listening to it again. Hearing it for the second time was just as powerful as the first, especially thinking about it in light of Ethan's & Jonah's situations.

Then, a couple of days later, Patrice posted a video about how "Before the Morning" came to be. It was a short clip about the background story of the the song, and there was a website where you could go to see more.

There, I found a documentary, if you will, on why Josh Wilson wrote the song, and there is an interview with the family who inspired it. It is 10 minutes long, but it is SO worth your time. If you've been affected, in some way, by congenital heart defects you'll definitely want to watch!

My favorite quote from the whole thing: "If we can trust God with our eternity, we've got to trust Him with our now."


Stefenie said...

Wow Joye! I've heard of this song and what it's about but I have never watched this video about the story behind the song. Very moving. I cried watching it.

I hope you don't mind if I share it on my blog too sometime! Everyone should see this.

The Smith's said...

A dear friend shared this video with me a couple weeks ago! So powerful ... I love, love it when God uses music to stir us and move us toward Him. Do you know of Jimmy Needham? He has a new album out that has really struck a "chord" with me right now. Thanks for sharing! And we are praying for Ethan to feel better very soon!


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