Every now and then a song gets into my head and there it lives. I have had the song, ‘Alive’ by Natalie Grant posted on the Video of the Moment for a couple of weeks now. If you have not listened to it, take the time to do so now <Click Here>, and go through the lyrics below. It chokes me up. Every time I listen to it I get chills. Not easy for a 56 year old man to admit, but it does. Then I learned that it was also made part of collection called, Music Inspired by THE STORY. ‘THE STORY’ being that of our salvation. Each song has a subtitle that relates it to a part of the Bible narrative. This particular song is subtitled (Mary Magdalene). I am not sure that Natalie wrote it specifically with MM in mind – but now go back and read those lyrics – and picture her at His feet as she first realizes that the Resurrection is real! (Here come are those chills again.)
Who but You, Could breathe and leave a trail of galaxies, And dream of me?
What kind of love, Is writing my story till the end, With Mercy’s Pen?
What kind of King, Would choose to wear a crown,
that bleeds and scars, To win my heart,
What kind of love, tells me I’m the reason He can’t stay,
Inside the grave,
You, is it You?
Standing here before my eyes, Every part of my heart cries,
Look what mercy’s overcome, Death has lost and love has won,
Hallelujah, Risen Lord, the only One I fall before
I am His because He is,
Who could speak, and send the demons back from where they came,
with just one name?
What other heart, would let itself to be broken every time,
until He healed mine?
You, only You,
Could turn my darkness into dawn, running right into your arms,
I am His because He is…
Emmanuel, the Promised King, the baby who made angels sing,
Son of Man who walked with us, Healing, breathing in our dust,
The Author of all history, The answer to all mysteries,
The Lamb of God who rolled away, the stone in front of every grave,