This post finds me in Birmingham packing up my in-laws to come and live with us in Durham. Though I am quite experienced at losing cities, Ginger and her folks have deep roots here in Birmingham, so this week will be as full of grief as it is possibilities.
Last week, I was camp pastor for Wilshire Baptist’s Youth Camp and had an amazing week full of all the joy and wonder that comes with getting to go to camp. I took a couple of new songs away with me from the week, thanks to Darren Dement, the youth minister, and Mumford and Sons, the band who sang the tunes. The first one, “Awake My Soul,” was one we sang together in worship; the second, “Roll Away Your Stone,” was one Darren played for me. I offer some of my favorite lyrical highlights under each video.
in these bodies we will live
in these bodies we will die
where you invest your love
you invest your life
it seems that all my bridges have been burned
but you say, ‘that’s exactly how this grace thing works’
it’s not the long walk home that will change this heart
but the welcome I receive with every start
Thanks to all of you who continue to be carriers of grace.