I just love the message of these two songs. I heard "I'm not who I was" a year or so ago when I was having a tough time with forgiveness and looking at how far we have come in life, instead of how far we think we still have to go. I just love it.
Last year I got a late night phone call from my sister. As soon as I heard her voice, I knew something was wrong. I could tell she had been crying and I panicked a bit. She assured me she was fine and that I needed to get to my computer ASAP, get on YouTube and look up the song "Beautiful Heartbreak" by Hilary Weeks.
It was only a few days earlier that we had been talking about how life is really unfair sometimes. I was tired of trials. Sick of being strong. Wondering "why me?" and feeling like a failure in life. Yep, I was having a pity party for one and - like any good sister - she was reminding me of the bigger picture. She's had years of practice being the voice of reason when I needed it. It had been quite a while since I had felt this beaten down, but because of her, it didn't last long.
So, I found the song and listened as my sister listened from the other end of the phone. She cried. I cried. We both felt an amazing spirit touch our hearts. What a beautiful message. What a lovely song. give it a listen. These are two of my favorite "sounds of sunday". Enjoy.
Like I said before:
Perspective - that's what it's all about.