Nothing Can Separate - A (Free) Song in the Midst of the Mystery
Tomorrow I'll fly to Calgary to take part in a multi-artist benefit for Haiti. I know our efforts will be a drop in the ocean, but I am very grateful for the opportunity to do something. [Update - the benefit was an amazing night and raised over $115,000 ... with the government matching the funds over $230,000 was raised.]
Even from this safe distance, watching the devastation in Port-au-Prince shakes the foundations of many of my tidy ideas about justice and what we can expect from the universe. When my head starts to hurt, I remember this:
1. The world is broken.
2. God is with us.
3. God is for us.
4. God is good.
5. More will be revealed.
About a year ago I wrote a song called "Nothing Can Separate", which I recorded on LOVE WAS HERE FIRST. The first verse talks about, among other things, an earthquake, and the whole song is an attempt to affirm the 5 points above. Have a listen, and please feel free to download it and pass it around.
I'll include the lyrics below (click on "read more" in the bottom bar if you don't see them), and you can also download them HERE.
You can donate to Compassion Canada HERE.
You can donate to Compassion USA HERE.
To news in the night that she cannot bear
And somewhere the whole earth is quaking
Making dust of the city that was standing there
Well who can say if the trouble comes from
Above or below or the hands of fate
I just pray when the trouble does come
You help us to remember the promise you make
Not the past nor the present nor
Things to come
No foe - neither depth nor height
Can separate us
From the love of Christ
Though the government already burned their building down
They say there's no kind of beating
That can take away the peace and the joy they've found
And we live out our lives in these dangerous times
Still we know every step that we go
We don't have to walk alone, You walk by our side
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