Jul 11, 2012

Be amazed by what you see through eyes of grace.

There are some artists that we buy as soon as their new music hits the iTunes Store.  I don't listen to clips, I don't read reviews, I just go straight to the BUY ALBUM button.  Matthew West is one of them.  The way that he uses his talent to tell stories in song of real people, real struggles, real hurt, and real love is God-given, Spirit-breathed amazing.  He has a new song called Forgiveness that stopped me in my tracks.  I wiped my tears and said a prayer of thanksgiving for ministry through music and praised God for Matthew West's gift. 

Matthew West - Forgiveness: Mother Forgives Drunk Driver Who Killed Her Daughter from matthew-west on GodTube.

Condensed lyrics...

It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those that don’t deserve
It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have just to say the word…


It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It’s always anger’s own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge
Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
It’s the whisper in your ear saying ‘Set It Free’


Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible

It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what it’s power can do
So, let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you


I want to finally set it free
So show me how to see what Your mercy sees
Help me now to give what You gave to me

Music may not change our circumstances, but it can change how we react to our circumstances.   

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