Message in the Music

Picture this. The sun is breaking through the clouds, and I’m driving through my tree-lined community while listening to Sirius radio. Some days I listen to the radio; other days I drive in silence. Today as I listened to Kirk Franklin’s station, I could hear Cece Winans telling me that He’s Concerned about me. As I listened to the words of this song, I felt quite special knowing that the Father is concerned about little ol’ me. Think about it.  The creator of heaven and earth thinks about you and me. That’s just mind blowing.

Right after Cece assured me that God’s concerned about me, Geoffrey Golden reminded me that All of My Help comes from our Savior. Geoffrey’s lyrics are simple and reassuring — reminding us all that when our hearts are overwhelmed, God will give us perfect peace if we keep our minds stayed on him.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. ~ Psalm 121:1-2 KJV

After Geoffrey delivered his message, I switched over to The Message — thinking that I had gotten my spiritual nourishment for the day. Apparently, the Spirit decided I needed a bit more by driving the message home with one final song before I made it to work. Need to Breathe crooned acapella — urging me to Lay ’em Down.  I don’t know if that message was for me or someone else, so I thought I’d be obedient and just share it. We all have baggage that we hold onto for too long instead of just laying it at his feet. It’s not doing us any good, so why not part with it?

As you lay your burdens down and pray to God (the only help we know), remember that he’s so concerned about all of us, and we are dearly loved. Here’s one more reminder from the Commodores that Jesus is Love.