Here's where I have to admit that I don’t find myself listening to a lot of “Christian” music, particularly contemporary Christian music. I find that it often feels shallow or forced. Plus I tend to agree with Frederick Buechner that “life itself is sacramental” and with Anis Mojgani that “every breath we swallow is worship.” With this in mind, one of my favorite worship songs is Florence + the Machine’s “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” and looking up at the heavens and singing it with her at Bonnaroo was a profoundly sacred experience for me.
|Florence killing it at Bonnaroo|
One exception to this is Hillsong United's "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail). I've listened to it countless times in the last few months, and it still moves me every time. Here's a lovely YouTube version with lyrics for you to enjoy. If you read my sermon from Growing in Grace, you'll notice that the lyrics echo a lot of the sentiments I described. I pull strength from it and use it as my prayer when I'm unable to find the words on my own.