I’ll get back to Jordan’s questions this afternoon but for now something has been on my heart and mind for a few days.
My friend has been after me to get Lincoln Brewsters new CD Today is the Day. A couple of weeks ago I got it. Wow!
In the interest of full disclosure I am a guitarist. I love screaming guitars and Lincoln is one of the best alive today. I first heard of him when he played on a Hosanna Music CD titled The Smithton Outpouring, He also played on Daryl Evans earlier CD’s. I bought his first CD titled simply “Lincoln Brewster” when it came out and proceeded to wear it out. He has a number of releases in between however for reasons beyond my explanation I never bought them. I am so glad I got this one.
This new album is the complete package. Of course the guitar work is second to none but the writing and collaboration has grown so much. The song I can’t shake and have played dozens of times is cut number seven “The Power of Your Name”, here are the lyrics:
Surely children weren’t made for the streets
and fathers were not meant to leave
Surely this is not how it should be
Let Your kingdom come
Surely nations were not made for war
or the broken meant to be ignored
Surely this just cant be what You saw
Let Your kingdom come, Here in my heart
I will live to carry Your compassion
To love a world that’s broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give with the life that I’ve been given
and go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of your name
Surely life wasn’t made to regret
and the lost were not made to forget
Surely faith without action is dead
Let Your kingdom come, Lord break this heart
Your name, is a shelter for the hurting
Jesus Your name, is a refuge for the week
Only Your name, can redeem the undeserving
Jesus Your name, holds everything I need.
Here is what I have been thinking. Until His kingdom comes in our hearts, get beyond religion and be His hands and feet. Until we start living like their is power in His name, surely nothing will change.