I love music, I always have. I am enthralled with the messages that can only be delivered through the power of music. Good music speaks to our spirit in a way that nothing else can. Over the years I have toyed with writing lyrics, some have been pretty decent attempts while others, not so much. My desire has always been able to share a story through the lyrics that will make someone smile, or touch their spirit in a way that will move them for the good.
Over the years there have been many songs that have spoken to me. Many of the Christian artists have particular songs that really touch home with me, yet there are just as many songs outside this genre that have had an important and lasting effect on me in my life.
Two songs in particular outside of the Christian music genre that have stuck with me over the years are Unanswered Prayers by Garth Brooks in 1991 and Ever Since the World Began by Survivor in 1982.
Unanswered Prayers has been truly a blessing in my life as many of the desires of my heart that I prayed for never came to pass. At the time they were difficult to accept and it felt as if my prayers were bouncing off the ceiling and not heard. As I look back upon those times now I can clearly see why they were unanswered.. God had something far greater in store for me than I could ever have imagined at the time. The happiness in my life would be non existent today had those things that I prayed for been granted so many years ago. God heard my prayers all those years ago and instead of giving me what I thought I wanted, He put in motion those things that I needed and truly desired yet didn’t know at the time. He heard the desire of my heart and not to words that I prayed and granted me the unspoken desires. I am happier today than I could have ever dreamed possible as a result of my unanswered prayers. He knew better than i what I needed and gave it to me.
Ever Since the World Began is a song that has truly made me realize that our lives impact each other in ways that most of us do not even realize. The line in the song “how one life touches the other, is so hard to understand” is for me powerful and very thought provoking. This song also drives the message home for me that we here on this earth have been waiting for our time to come here since the beginning of this earth. We are pieces of a grand puzzle that all fit together to form the fabric of this existence. Each interaction that we have with one another impacts many on this earth in one way or another. We all have a unique and very important role here on earth as part of the big puzzle. It really drives home the concept of the Butterfly Effect.
Music is a powerful tool that impacts our emotions. It can either inspire us to greater heights or depress to new lows. Music can unite people together as well as tear asunder. The music we listen to and learn to love has tremendous power in our lives and can influence so much of how we view the world and how others view us.