April 14, 2009

There I go, being random again

Photo by Jenny

I hope you all had a great Easter. I was so thankful Madeline was better by the weekend. Not only was she feeling better (i.e. back to running in circles and dancing to the faintest trace of music) but the rash is so close to gone.

Call me vain but I didn't want her to look a leprosy child in need of an Easter miracle for all the photos I didn't take. Especially in her gorgeous Target dress.

I love this age for holidays. She's old enough to be able to dye eggs, participate in egg hunts and get unbelievably excited over her Easter basket.

I also love Easter. It's so good for me to have time to focus intently on just how much God loves me and what He did just for me and for you.

Back in high school, I was slightly obsessed with Third Day. I'm pretty sure I bought every album and out of the five concerts I've been to in my life, probably three of those were going to see Third Day. (Maybe four.)

(And I'm really not exaggerating about the number. I'm a total concert loser and would rather go to a nice restaurant than stand to hear some live songs. Plus, we already know I have really odd taste in music. Let the berating begin...)

Anyways, their song "Love Song" is one that I can honestly say changed my life because it changed how I view God. It gave depth to church-y words like "Savior" and "Redeemer." It made me stop and really realize, "Jesus. Loves. Me."

And I especially love listening to it around Easter. "Love Song" to my Easter is like "O Holy Night" to my Christmas. It just makes it real and complete.

In other words, there's a strong chance Joe is sick of hearing Third Day's "Worship" album around the house the last couple of weeks.

If you haven't heard it, you should. (So says the person with zero taste in music.)

P.S. If you watch the video (because I can't figure out how to upload just audio to Blogger), please pay special attention to the dedication to Krystal. I'm still trying to figure out if she is 9 years old and one day or if they've been together for 9 years and one day. What do you think?

"...and he now showed them the full extend of his love."
John 13:1


Amanda said...

ah...i agree about the song...feeling very nostalgic listening to them! it has been a while. great to see you at church...I didnt notice any rash on madelyn...so it must be almost gone!

MoziEsmé said...

That photo of Madeline is so cute - glad she was up to enjoying all the fun!

Courtney said...

Great song and Great blog!!

Jennifer said...

You have your Third Day, I have my Newsboys :-) I understand your love. I'm pretty sure I bought the Newsboys "Not Ashamed" album twice. First on cassette, and then on CD...