Monday, March 20, 2006

Mad Music Monday 3.20.06

Seems like Mondays are becoming my serious somber writing days, but there's a lot on my mind these days, and it seems like music is what is triggering/helping me through these thoughts. I don't know how long this will last, so bear with me.

I am preparing, today, to attend the visitation at a local funeral home for Sgt. Kevin Akins, one of the soldiers who was killed by a roadside bomb last Sunday in Afghanistan. He was a member of the 391st with my brother, Joseph. This is not the way I want to spend my Monday night, or any night for that matter, but I have to keep telling myself that this is not the way his family wants to spend tonight, either. The other fallen soldiers have been returned to their homes as of last night, and their families are preparing for funerals and burials later this week as well. Please continue to pray for these famlies as this process for a funeral for their loved one is finally taking place. It's been a week since they heard the news that their soldier's homecoming would not be as they had planned, and now they can give them a proper funeral and burial. Today's song is a song that I have clung to this week. I hadn't heard it until I started listening to The Fish on XM radio, and immediatly knew I liked it. It is my hope and prayer that the families of these soldiers will cling to this promise. Please don't forget to pray for them, and the soldiers who are still in Afghanistan completing their mission.

Cry Out To Jesus-by Third Day

To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
When you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith in love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough
For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering

When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who struggles with being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight

1 comment:

Superwoman said...

This song has been my salvation since my mother was diagnosed with leukemia in November. She passed away in February unexpectedly and things haven't been the same since. I have cried out to Jesus many times in the last month and He has given me a peace and calmness I could have never found on my own. I hope the families of our soldiers will find the same peace. I do not know anyone personally who has been in Iraq or any war, for that matter (I'm not sure how I dodged that),but I know the pain and heartache that comes from hearing that your loved one has died and then realizing that you will never get to speak to them or touch them again. It is unbearable. God bless you as you attend your friend's service. Cry out to Jesus - He WILL help you.