It’s not often you hear your heart written out in a song – much less an album of songs. Today, as I listen to Third World Symphony, I keep stumbling upon verse after verse that resonates deeply. Some lift up and some are stark reminders of just how broken this world really is – and how broken I really am.
Like “Down Here” –
What in this world ain’t busted, Crowns and cathedrals rusted.
Is there a thing we can trust in down here?
What in my heart ain’t twisted, I’ve kissed for less than 30 pieces.
Oh God can Heaven even reach me so far down here.
Up there, the prayers of generations split the clouds,
The groans of all creation turn to shouts…
All point toward grace, mercy, and justice. Good justice. Holy justice. God’s justice.
Take a moment. Listen. Then purchase the album on August 30th. And if you haven’t gotten to know Shaun Groves yet, take a moment to visit his website. He’s been around for while, and he’s got great things to say about caring for the poor and orphaned (he’s a Compassion International artist and adoptive dad).