A few months ago, I heard about Music Inspired by The Story. I immediately bought it via iTunes, accidentally saw The Story Tour while in Grand Rapids in December (I should say unexpectedly), bought DVDs for my entire team here at T4 Global and have listened to the Music almost every day since.
I’ve been touched by Nichole Nordeman’s ability to capture the moment in lyrics and the music is powerful.
Obviously, this is part of what we do everyday around the world and so it strikes a chord (so to speak) in me. Story, Song, Drama, Poetry, Village Proverbs – they are part of life in most places - even here in the US.
The only downside of Music Inspired by The Story is that it’s not enough. I want more. :-) You see, there are a select few stories chosen to tell The Story (much like a Phase I program for T4 Global) and I wish there was a follow on project that would fill in the gaps. This form of communication is so compelling that I find myself wondering where this has been here in the US?!
As I said before here, just a few segments based on the Bible is not enough. (By the way – I’m not criticizing Music Inspired by The Story – just rejoicing in what it does to point me to God and I wish there were more). In our work at T4, we must always be pressing on to get more of who God is and who Jesus is into the hearts of those we minister to. Some days, it feels as if our work will never be done, but it’s a worthy endeavor!