Tuesday, March 25, 2008

UNCERTAINTY


Nothing has been what I'd guessed so far.

Unforeseen, this most sweet, beautiful change.
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from Beautiful Change by The Innocence Mission

8 comments:

Sue said...

I've just had a listen to a couple of these dudes' songs on YouTube. They're kinda ethereal and cool :)

You surely have good taste in music.

Kent said...

Sue, this song Beautiful change is just...well, beautiful. It is from Befriended, the cd I suggestd to Todd when he asked awhile back.

The first time I heard them I couldn't get past her voice. 6 months later may heart was breaking and I went back to itunes to listen again and her voice was what I needed at that moment.

I have applied this quote before to life here on this blog and now that I think about it it fits into this post beautifully also:

"What may at first seem fragile, becomes instead a journey towards a rendevous with grace."

I ran across it in a review for their CD Befriended and it was a reference to Karen's voice. I find it to be so......

Sue said...

That's some sort of quote.

Another lead vocalist called Karen? :)

I couldn't find Beautiful Change on YouTube. I may, at some point, invest in a CD (after I buy Sinead O'Connor's latest, and after I buy another OTR, and another ... there's only about 3 million CDs I wish to buy :)

Kent said...

Sue, that's one of my favorite quotes and it came to me during the most fragile season of my life along with The Shack. Turns out the fragile season was nothing but grace at work.

Beautiful Change is not on youtube but you can listen to a clip here amoung many other tunes of theirs.

http://www.myspace.com/theinnocencemissionPA

And yes, another very distinct female vocalist named Karen and another husband and wife duo.

dan dickinson said...

You were talking about your fragile season while you were first reading The Shack, I was thinking of the 4000 dead Americans in Iraq. Either way the topic was fragile. these words from Sting come to mind.


If blood will flow when fresh and steel are one (war)
Drying in the colour of the evening sun
Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay
Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime's argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0dMBqtGtOU

Will we ever learn that nothing comes from violence? Will we ever learn how fragile we are?

Dan in KC

Kent said...

Who knows Dan? Who knows?

When people are stuck they can't see that they are stuck and if extreme confidence remains the thing that guides us we have an impossible time stepping outside that extreme confidence to take a critical look at what we are doing.

Grateful Girl said...

Love the quote and the picture! It's sort of how I imagine the Holy Spirit in The Shack..

The cool thing about the journey is that if we knew where God was going to take us, would we chose to follow?? I would hope so, but in learning to trust and trust completely, He will take us to uncharted territory to discover things that without him, we would never experience. I am in awe...

Kent said...

Trish, watching the changes happen in you over the past couple years has been so wonderful. Hearing of the ways that is changing you and how it is changing how you reach out and touch others to point them to Jesus is is inspiring also