And I’m trying to make you sing from inside where you believe. Like it’s something that you need, like it means everything. And I’m trying to make you feel that this is for real, that life is happening. That it means everything. I’m just trying to make you sing. (David Crowder, The Lark Ascending)
The Lark Ascending, inspired by a poem and musical composition of the same name, is the last track of the album A Collision by the David Crowder Band, which has to be one of the best and most unique worship albums of all time.
While talking to my friend Jim today about my dreams and cogitations about his life and circumstances, I was reminded of those words, and I shared them with him. They have haunted me all day.
I love those words. I believe God speaks them to me with frequency. I believe God speaks them to you with frequency.
For all of you, with whom I’ve had those God conversations, and to whom I’ve asked those intrusive questions, this is my desire. This is my inspiration. Weak as it may be. Absurd as it may seem. This is what moves me. This is what I am moved by.
There is more to our story than meets the eye, or even the ear. There is more inside than we’ve acknowledged. There is more to life than we have known. It means everything. It is real. Life is happening. It’s something that you need.
I’m just trying to make you sing.