Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday's Music Review - The Word is Alive

Song Title: The Word is Alive(#5 on album)
Album Title: The Altar and the Door
Artist(s): Casting Crowns

(Hear the song here:

Looking out from His throne,
the Father of light and of men
Chose to make Himself known
and show us the way back to Him
Speaking wisdom and truth
into the hearts of peasants and kings
He began to unveil
the Word that would change
the course of all things

With eyes wide open, all would see

The Word is alive
And it cuts like a sword through the darkness
With a message of life to the hopeless and afraid
Breathing life into all who believe
The Word is alive
And the world and its glories will fade
But His truth, it will not pass away
It remains
yesterday and forever the same
The Word is alive

Simple strokes on a page
Eternity’s secrets revealed,
carried on from age to age
It speaks Truth to us even still
And as the rain falls from Heaven,
feeds the earth before it returns
Lord, let Your Word fall on us
and bring forth the fruit
You deserve

With eyes wide open, let us see

*Repeat Chorus

The Bible was inscribed over a period of 2000 years.
In times of war and in days of peace.
By kings, physicians, tax collectors, farmers, fisherman, singers, and shepherds.
The marvel is that a library so perfectly cohesive could have been produced by such a diverse crowd over a period of time which staggers the imagination.
Jesus is its grand subject, our good is designed and the glory of God is its end.

*Repeat Chorus

My thoughts:

Wow! What a beautiful and powerful song! I immediately think on Hebrews 4:12: "For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

To the Christian, the Word of God (the Bible) is the fountain of life. Everything we know about how to live a life glorifying to God can be found in it's pages. As this song says, it gives life to the hopeless and afraid. It also gives warnings to the stubborn and evil at heart. As they pray, I pray, "Lord, let me not just read the words on the page and move on. Let me LIVE the words on the page. Let Your Word produce great fruit in my life!"

The part that is spoken during the song is also a great encouragement. As diverse as the Bible is, it's overall cohesiveness is astounding. What a great God we serve! I pray this song encourages you to read and love His Word this day!

In Christ,

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