Yesterday while talking to one of my friends on the phone I brought her over to ~you tube~ to watch this video. She was not brought up in the same world I was and she missed a lot of this stuff. I'll never forget one day when she called and asked me if I had heard this fantastic song. I wish I could remember the name of it.........but it was a main stay hymn of the churches I grew up in. I have enjoyed introducing her to some of my favorites and seeing that she "gets it". Kind of like the first time you let your child eat ice cream or chocolate. ;)
This song brings back such great memories of a time when Christian singers were still just willing to let their songs bring others into the presence of God.
When Sandi Patty was coming to the forefront of Christian music along with Amy Grant-- I was in high school. While others were listening to bands that I can not even remember the names of---this is what I was listening to.
I got a chance to see Sandi Patty in New Orleans. I remember -vividly- sitting in the audience and for the first time hungering to see the face of the one she was singing about. He was real!
In a new way.
He became so close as my heart was raised in praise. That feeling you get when you feel like your chest has opened up to expose your heart and He reached right on in to touch it.
A lot has changed in the world of Christian music since the early 80's.
I sometimes wonder if we are drifting a little to close to resembling the world. Don't get me wrong-- there is some great music out there that touches my heart....but it is few and far between and sometimes it is just great words and music.
And then every once in a while you come across a singer and a song that ushers you straight into the throne room and your spirit soars.
This song does that for me.
It brings tears to my eyes and a longing to my heart that will never be full filled until I see Him FACE TO FACE.
We shall behold Him~ soon....