Rich Mullins is one the artists that forms the sound track to my high school years. There are many of his songs that bring to mind memories, and that have spoke to me in times of struggle and trouble. It gives me a lot of joy that my children will often sing along with these same songs, and maybe are finding pieces of their own sound tracks of these teen years.
This song, If I Stand, in particular has been running through my mind often in recent weeks. For “the stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the Giver of all good things.” There’s this conflict between all that is available and what we think we need that clashes with this change that continues within me.
So I sing, along with Rich that if I stand let me stand on the promise that Christ will pull me through to what is right and good. And if I can’t, or won’t, let me fall on the grace that first brought me to Him.
What songs make up the sound track for this season of your life?