Archive for July 19th, 2013


I was caught off guard while painting a piece of furniture and the radio playing in the background.

What caught my attention were the words “your death awakens me to life, and my heart starts beating.” Heart Starts Beating is a new release from Tim Neufeld’s newest CD release, Trees.

The music is joyful, fun and the lyrics building in exciting. It certainly has that old British Pub sound … interesting since many ancient hymns came from pub songs. I would love to be at a concert where this song was performed … I imagine the crowd breaking out into toe-tapping dance, with old wooden steins held high (holding water, of course), complete strangers locking arms and swinging each other around in simple joyful recognition that through a cruel and sacrificial death on a cross, we have been made alive … fully alive!

So, for this summer Friday, may I encourage joy in the gift that Christ gave … the gift of life.

“Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground.
He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils,
and the man became a living person.”
Genesis 2:7

“You make us alive
You make us alive
You make us alive
You make us …”

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