Monday, June 15, 2009

SOTD: Derek Webb, “Beloved”

Why it’s Song of the Day:

While I spent an absolutely beautiful two days in Charlottesville with great people, this weekend was not an easy one for me.

In short, I made some realizations about my life that were not fun to deal with. I have come a long way from the person I was a year ago. Like I’ve done so many times before, I’ve lost sight of the promises and redeeming love of God. And this weekend, I hit a breaking point.

But the healing process has begun. And, with help from some wonderful friends, I’m starting to see anew how redeeming and beautiful the grace of God is.

Why you should love it:

Regardless of your faith background, this is a beautiful song. And the story it tells is a powerful one. Call it metaphor if you must. I call it truth. The beautiful truth that life with Christ is more bountiful and rich than anything the world can offer us.

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and deep and high is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:16-19


  1. I meant to comment on this before, but this song was playing tonight during my quiet time and I remembered. It is one of the more hauntingly lovely songs I know. It is a sweet reminder and an important song to glad you posted it!