“Am I foolishness to you?
And is it laughable the things I do?
Can I sing about my Maker
And have you not roll your eyes?
Can I weep about my Savior
And the way he died?
I know it don’t make sense
To those who ride the fence
But I’m sold out to Christ”
The lyrics above are part of a song called Fence Riders by Jimmy Needham. We are huge Christian music fans in our family. We love the idea of feeding our faith through music. We enjoy cranking up the music on Saturday when we are doing chores around the house. I often use upbeat music to give me a boost of energy when I really don’t feel like making dinner. Sometimes I’m just having trouble dealing with the things of life and nothing lifts my spirit like singing praises to my Lord and Savior. Listening to Christian music is just one of the ways we work on building our faith. We are so blessed as there are some very talented artists in the Christian music scene. Jimmy Needham is one of them!
As a writer, the lyrics are the most important part of a song for me. When I am singing along with my favorite artists, I am using their lyrics to praise, to pray, to gather strength from the truths within them, and to draw closer to my God. I like to contemplate what is being sung about, which often prompts me to want to write.