Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ode to Youth (Psalm 42) -

In March I left for Haiti, thinking the guys would be rehearsing our music for the Firehouse, but instead when I came back they wanted to me to hear a song that our drummer David had written for a young girl going through a rough spot in her life, and things were desperate.

Right away I thought it wouldn't be ready to put into our playlist for the show and was ready to put it aside, but the moment I heard it, I knew immediately that the Lord had a message for someone in the words and the music.
When we played the song at the show, a youth leader came up to David and told him that during the song he'd been thinking about a specific girl that had come to his youth group.

It was the same girl.

The song was written for her, it's purpose for existing is because of her, and yet while I was going through the images from Haiti, I realized that this song speaks on many levels. It is a call to the desperate.  Haiti is a desperate place.

Psalm 42 really gives us the same message.  When we're down, when we're broken, we need only to remember the size of our God.  To remember the things He's done for us in our life.  He's always with us.  He's there for us, and He cares.  He always keeps His promises.

You can see the images from Haiti while listening to the song by clicking here:
Haiti

Here are the Lyrics to the song, written by David Christensen

Ode To Youth


It feels like your heart's broken,
you know he can see you're hurtin'.
You're surrounded by darkness,
and no one seems to care.
Don't worry about tomorrow,
God's already there.


I know you want to give up,
There's got to be a better way.
Where are you friends when you need them?
When it seems there's no one to count on,
you can call on Jesus.
He's just a prayer away.


When you're hurt and scared
and all seems lost,
remember the One who died on the cross for you,
the Lord's light shining through.

When you're hurt and scared
and all seems lost,
remember the One who died on the cross for you,
the Lord's light shining through.

When it's more than you can handle...
The world's so big and you're so small...
Your heart is filled with questions...
and the future looks so dim...
Jesus is your answer.
Find your strength in Him.

When you're hurt and scared
and all seems lost,
remember the One who died on the cross for you,
the Lord's light shining through.

When you're hurt and scared
and all seems lost,
remember the One who died on the cross for you,
the Lord's light shining through.





2 comments:

  1. Awesome.. it really is. Take care... Love ya..

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