Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Almost Morning - When Lyrics Speak

"... Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." - Psalm 30:5

I love hearing the story behind a song. For me it's not only about when the song connects with the audience, but it's about when a song connected with the writer during its creation. Watch the clip below as singer/ songwriter Joseph Habedank explains his inspiration for "Almost Morning."

"And weeping may endure for the night,
But it's almost morning.
Joy will replace the tears,
Calm all your darkest fears,
It won't be long till the dawn.
Tomorrow's another day,
To leave free of all your pain
So don't give up on your faith,
Cause it's almost morning."

This song is full of hope. So many times when we are going through a difficult time, all we can see is the darkness, our current circumstances. We don't know how long the night will last, but we do have the promise of the morning. Christ will be there to meet our needs and help us no matter what we are facing. It's such an encouragement when we go through the trials and the dark times of life, that morning is coming.

It's easy to focus on the fears and doubts. Our faith can tend to waver in the hard times, but we have the promise that it's almost morning. When it seems that the darkness will overtake us, we have the reassurance that morning will come.

I love the second verse that speaks of empathy and relating to each other during the trials in life. It's such a comfort knowing that others understand when you are going through a time of hurting and questioning. I think that this such a crucial part of the Christian walk to have fellow believers who can relate to what you are going through in life. I'm so glad that this is depicted in the song.

This song is a beautiful reminder of the verse in Psalms. I love how Joseph took this verse and the words he heard during a sermon to craft it into a great song about the hope we have in Christ. When we are going through the dark night, remember that it's "almost morning."

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