Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Karaoke Tuesday: "Sweetly Broken" by Jeremy Riddle

Rounding out my top 3 favorite Christian songs ever is Sweetly Broken by Jeremy Riddle.

This song is about giving up your tight-fisted control of your life and giving your life over to God. Surrendering your mind, heart, and soul to the One who sacrificed His only Son for the people He loved so much. Just as Jesus was "bruised" and "crushed" physically on the cross, we also are brusied and crushed down by life's circumstances and happenings. It is so easy to cling tightly to that control we so desperately want to have... but sometimes, life does spin hopelessly OUT of control, and the only solution is to release your burdens unto God. Like my youngest son often sings (from a song he learned in Sunday School), "Our God is a big, big God...! Our God is a big, big God!" Fortunately, because Our God IS a big, big God, He can handle it! :)

Here are the lyrics.  The individual song isn't on Last.FM, but a great slideshow set to the song is: You can view it here.

Song: Sweetly Broken
Artist: Jeremy Riddle
Album: Sweetly Broken
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1 comment:

Heather S. said...

What a beautiful song. Our will is really the only thing we have that is truly ours. Everything else comes from God, so it's really not ours to give. In a world where surrendering means that we are beaten, it's an interesting paradox that when we surrender our will to God, we become so much more than we could have been on our own.