Saturday, May 13, 2006

Afterglow

"When you look up Afterglow in the dictionary, it is defined as 'the glow or light that remains once the sun is gone'. You're used to this bright, shiny beautiful glow but the moment the sun disappears, all of a sudden you have to readjust everything. It's a very transitional moment. A lot of these songs are about transition...the turning over of the rock, what's underneath, the murky, shadowy uncertainty where everything looks very different."
- Sarah McLachlan

I can definitely relate to this idea of 'Afterglow'. It feels like a time of re-adjustment to me, a series of transitional moments. As I have been listening to this album one song captures me over and over again. It feels like what is going on currently in my life. A song God is singing to me and my reply. The lyrics say a lot and the song is definitely worth downloading, even if it is only a reminder to pray for me.

"Answer"

I will be the answer
At the end of the line
I will be there for you
While you take the time
In the burning of uncertainty
I will be your solid ground
I will hold the balance
If you can't look down

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all gone out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind
Take me to a
Place so holy
That I can wash this from my mind
The memory of choosing not to fight

If it takes my whole life
I won't break, I won't bend
It will all be worth it
Worth it in the end
'Cause I can only tell you what I know
That I need you in my life
When the stars have all burned out
You'll still be burning so bright

Cast me gently
Into morning
For the night has been unkind

1 comment:

mckenna said...

Joy, I know that in brief conversations together we've only scratched the surface of all that is on your heart. However, I can say that I think you're in an exciting place! I'm praying...thanks for letting me be a part of your journey!