Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I wrote a song called "Listen."

It's written in the perspective of a first century drop-out shepherd who hears the good news from the angel that Jesus Christ, the savior has been born this very night. I chose this perspective because for the shepherds this news meant everything. They were leaping for joy, they were bursting with excitement, their lives were forever changed. This got me thinking how I would react if I were in their shoes that warm night. It got me thinking ...

How do I react to the good news that a savior has been born that I might be born again?
What does the good news mean to me?

These are the questions that are reflected in the song. The take-away of "Listen" (for me) is capitalized in the bridge where I wrote a paraphrase of the host of heaven's armies singing out at the top of their lungs, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among those who He is pleased with." Or as I word it ...
when it's all about Him (glory to God in the highest)
peace comes to men (peace to whom God is pleased with) like those that glorify Him!

The song for me is a reminder that the good news isn't just a Christmas carol, it's a daily encouragement that Christ has saved me and calls me to respond to His good news by the way I live for Him.


Beth Congbalay said...

Beautiful Justin! You need to update your profile. :)

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