I have seen them in concert and have come to appreciate many aspects of their music. I really like their style, an acoustic harmony. But more than anything, I love their lyrics. They do not mask the words they sing as if they could mean anything to anyone. Most of them come right from the biblical text. This album expresses even the name of my blog, that the gospel changes everything. The title song from the album is of course "Everything is Different." Here are some of the lyrics.
Who am I to know your glory
Who am I to recognize your voice calling out
How could I be in your story
God who was and is and is to come who is one
I was dead in my sin
you came in, yea
You made a way when there was no way
You covered heaviness with garments of praise
You wrote a song and You're singing it over me
I feel a dead heart beating now
This revelation makes me wanta shout (Hey!)
That Jesus has been sent
And everything is different.
You turn ashes into beauty
You are for me, not against me now
You found me somehow now
You turned mourning into dancing
You turned weeping into a joyful noise
Jesus has been sent and everything is different! That's the point of the gospel. My life is not the same as it would be without the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a changed person. I would ask you today to reflect on that thought. Are you different because of the gospel? Are you changed? Is everything different for you because of what Jesus has done for you? If so, then rejoice today!
If you want to find out what this song sounds like, I have provided a video below where Shane & Shane talk about it and then sing it. The song actually starts at about the 4th minute.
Now, as to the giveaway. This week, I am going to give away a $10 ITunes gift card. I would highly encourage you to use it to purchase this album. But of course, that is between you and God. :)
Rules to be entered: all you have to do this week to be entered into this drawing is to post a comment on the blog. If you want to win a $10 ITunes gift card, then please post away. The random drawing will take place at 10 AM Central Standard Time on Friday. Pass it around and tell others about it. Thanks for reading and post away!