To the Manufacturer!

18 05 2009

It’s out of our hands! The Doorpost Songs: Next Generation has gone to the manufacturer and should return in plenty of time for our release concert on Friday, June 12. It’s a great feeling to finally send a project like this off to print. It’s been eight months since our first conversations about putting this project together, six months since I began writing songs, four months since we finished the band tracks, and almost two months since the kids laid down the choir tracks. But here we are, reaching the culmination of all the months of effort. I can’t wait to hold the final product and let people get a taste of what we’ve been working on.

It has also been a rewarding process spiritually, as we live with these songs, each one grounded in such important truths. Lately I’ve been thinking about one of the songs, called Shine Like the Dawn, which comes from Psalm 37. The text calls on us to delight ourselves in the Lord, promising that He will give us the desires of our hearts. Then the part that has been sticking with me:

Commit your way to the Lord;
Trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
The justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

What a great image, that the justice of our cause may shine like the noonday sun. How often do we commit ourselves to causes so just that they shine in this way? I find myself often committed to much lesser causes, which mostly involve my own pleasure. I guess that’s why it’s so crucial to find our delight in the Lord, so that the desire of our hearts is simply Him. That is a desire that He is sure to grant! And when our delight is in Him, then our causes will truly be just, shining like the noonday sun!

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