Too often I regret that contemporary Christian music paints a picture of struggling believers barely able to hold on but for the keeping power of the Saviour. It is true that the doorway in is often a "doorway of destitution" as Oswald Chambers has said. God has special regard for broken things.
But let us not forget the joy of having this Elder Brother Jesus in a "felt" relationship and assurance. We have Eternity to realize the dividends and a transformed and redeemed planet on the horizon.
I want to post a particularly honest song about the dark times. Performed by the group Tenth North Avenue. Heard it this morning in the early darkness and was greatly moved.
"I wanna know a song can rise from the ashes of a broken life."
(Painting by Van Gogh)