I have always loved music. I love how it can lift your spirits no matter what. I love how you can connect with others through it. I love how some songs can make you cry and others make you laugh. I love the memories that go along with music. When I was told about my father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in the 8th grade, music was something I liked to do when I needed to relax and escape reality. I thought I would share with you the songs that I love and always lift my spirits.
- Blessings by Laura Story. This is a Christian song that I first heard riding around in the car with Momo Malphrus. The lyrics are about the obvious blessings (like prosperity and healing) we pray for and how those are great, but sometimes our blessings don’t look like what we imagined when we prayed. Our blessings may actually look like rain drops and sleepless nights. My favorite line from the song is “What if trials of this life the rain, the storms, the hardest nights are your mercies in disguise.” This line always reminds me that I don’t always understand God’s ways and see the big picture. When my father was diagnosed, I knew that I had to consider it a blessing because God was going to do something great and this trial was a blessing because it brought me closer to Him.
- Cecie’s Lullaby by Steffany Gretzinger. This is a BEAUTIFUL song. The first time I heard it, I was in one of my best friend’s dorm. She was playing it over & over because it is that good. But what I love the most is how it is like a love song from God to us. The song always reminds me to call on the Lord whenever I am exhausted and worn out from life.
- I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin. This one is another classic and it is something you can listen to no matter if you are happy or sad. It will bring your mood from a low to a high and a high to a higher high. Haha!
- In Christ Alone by Travis Cottrell. This song is SO powerful. It reminds me of the power of Christ in me. My favorite line “no guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the power of Christ in me,” ALWAYS gives me goosebumps. I love how it always brings me back to the life I can live with Christ as my savior, it is SO FREEING!!!!
“Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.” -Ephesians 5:19