skillet – stars

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. It speaks to our hope that the creator of the stars can be the keeper of our hearts. The universe points to a magnificent beginning, "You spoke a word and life began". We are not alone on this journey through the cosmos. 

austin french – why God

Christians do not necessarily understand suffering but we are realistic about it. The Bible is a book about pain and death, about a God who was so fed up with it that he chose to become flesh to experience it personally. We are not alone and he is not only willing to listen to us but to suffer with us as well. 

papa roach – come around

Jesus came to heal the sick. None of us is well. This song reminds me of the deep truth that we live broken in a broken world with broken hearts with broken broken dreams. And Jesus came to be broken as well. Betrayed & executed. He is no stranger to our struggles.

linkin park – in the end

(Mellen Gi & Tommee Profitt Remix) This song for many speaks of the futility of life one reflected perhaps by Chester Bennington tragic death. But strangely it's also a core of truth of Christianity. Everything we do or don't do - does not matter. At the point of hopelessness we are offered a single gift - to welcome Jesus into our hearts.