Friday, February 27, 2009

Christ - Come

Poignant, because Karina's grandmother passed away yesterday. Thus, songs of resurrection, and coming to Jesus, fit the day well. Over a year ago, Mami Chaio was in the hospital after a stroke, and the family had gathered around, expecting her to go at any moment. She recovered and had more good days, but on the darkest day in that time, I was riding my bike through the sunshine and the woods here in Lakebay, and David Crowder's Come Awake started playing in the ipod. I really thought that song was for her in the moment:

Are we left here on our own?
Can you feel when your last breath is gone?
Night is weighing heavy now,
Be quiet and wait for a voice that will say,
'Come awake, from sleep arise.
You were dead, become alive.
Wake up, wake up, open your eyes.
Climb from your grave into the light.'
Bring us back to life.

And now, in faith we believe that even before her body is in the grave, she has already awoken in the presence of Life himself.

And with that, the songs. . .

Christ the Lord is Risen Today -
Jill Phillips
Cindy - Andy Griffith (from the original TV soundtrack)
Clair De Lune - Philadelphia Orchestra
Cold Cold Heart - Norah Jones
Cold Day in July - Dixie Chicks
Come and Listen - David Crowder Band
Come Awake - David Crowder Band
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Come By Me - Harry Connick, jr.
Come Thou Fount - Mars Hill Music
Come to Jesus - Mindy Smith
Come to Me - Jill Paquette

1 comment:

Ann said...

Dan, we're praying for Karina, you, your and her family, that the grief may pass and the joy of her life and the gift God gave to all of you in her may be cherished for all the days ahead.