Last weekend I sang at Illuminate. This was the first time I had sung in over a year. It was challenging yet I find myself revived. Reliving a dream and once again doing something that I love doing.
Music is such a big part of my life. I pay close attention to the lyrics of a song. Because those are words that were written down by the author. They came from the heart. There is a purpose behind those words.
And often times those very lyrics speak to other individuals, like me, and help them through their darkest moments.
Lately, I have been filling up my iPod with so many songs that have just been hitting a cord with me lately.
Francesca Battistelli's song Beautiful, Beautiful instantly struck my heart. The lyrics are simple in that she tries to describe how God grabbed ahold of her heart and her life…and made it so beautiful. It can't be explained. It just is.
To experience God's love is something that I can never find adequate words to describe. How he grabbed me from certain death, took my sin upon Himself and died on the cross…the cross that was meant for me.
Check out the song. I am in love with it.
Beautiful, Beautiful (Francesca Battestilli)
Don’t know how it is You looked at me
And saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart
Breaking through the dark
Suddenly Your grace
Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Now there’s a joy inside I can’t contain
But even perfect days can end in rain
And though it’s pouring down
I see You through the clouds
Shining on my face
I have come undone
But I have just begun
Changing by Your grace