Today’s prompt: “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!
“Who but you
could breathe and leave a trail of galaxies
and dream of me?
What kind of love
is writing my story until the end
with mercy’s pen?
That’s how the song starts that I will be singing Sunday morning in church, God willing. The song is “Alive,” as recorded by Natalie Grant. I hope I can do it some kind of justice and not get lost in the feeling, because I love this song. I love the words and the music, the rhythm and how it crescendos and softens.
Tomorrow will be the first time since Christmas that we’ve been inside the church for a regular service. We’ll be wearing masks and keeping safe distance, though I will not be wearing a mask when I sing. I’ve tried, and it’s too hard to get enough air on the inhale. But I’ll be tucked away in a corner behind the altar, at least 10 to 20 feet from anyone, I hope. All the rest of our music will be instrumental on the organ. I am honored, but mostly I hope people can feel the song.
Imagine the deep sadness, the agony Mary Magdalene felt watching Jesus die. Whether you believe Jesus was and is the divine son of God, or just a man who lived and was killed for his revolutionary ideas about love and equality, it was painful for those who loved him to watch him die. Imagine Mary Magdalene going to take care of his body in the tomb, wanting so badly to see him, but knowing he his dead since that dark day, the darkest day she has ever known.
Then, she sees him, and he is alive! I love how this video with the song shows her joy and the awe of the men she goes to tell about this miracle, that Jesus is alive!
I’m sure I’ve shared this song before, but this is where the stream has taken me today. May you feel joy and awe at this story and being alive!
Death has lost and love has won.
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April 3, 2021 at 10:38 am
Happy blessed Easter, JoAnna. I’m sure you will do fine at church and I’m glad you are able to go and rejoice with your community in a risen Christ.
April 3, 2021 at 10:57 am
Thank you, Mary. I’ll remember who I’m singing for and about. Happy blessed Easter!
April 3, 2021 at 10:42 am
I hope all goes well tomorrow. An inspirational video
April 3, 2021 at 11:32 am
Thank you very much, Derrick!
April 3, 2021 at 10:52 am
So beautiful! Tears and goosebumps here. Happy Easter. ❤
April 3, 2021 at 11:33 am
Thanks, Susan. I still get goosebumps when I watch the video, and I’ve watched it a lot! Happy Easter! ❤
April 3, 2021 at 11:55 am
Beautiful post, JoAnna. Have a blessed Easter.
April 3, 2021 at 12:03 pm
Thank you, Maggie. I hope you have a blessed Easter, too!
April 3, 2021 at 12:40 pm
April 3, 2021 at 12:06 pm
Best of wishes, I have no doubt you’ll do great. We tend to do our best when our heart is in it.
April 3, 2021 at 9:13 pm
Thank you very much for the encouragement!
April 3, 2021 at 1:49 pm
Don’t fear showing passion in your song. Passion is needed desperately. Who can sincerely show the excitement of having a Risen Savior without feeling. Let His love shine through your singing just as you do in your writing. Blessings, Dear Girl.
April 3, 2021 at 9:18 pm
Thank you very much for this encouragement! Occasionally, I’ve gotten lost in feeling and forgot where I was in the song. But I will let the passion flow asking God to keep me focused on the words and guitar chords.
April 3, 2021 at 9:43 pm
Be blessed and bless others. While God watches and enjoys your song sung just for Him.
April 4, 2021 at 8:49 pm
Thanks again, Oneta. It went well!
April 4, 2021 at 11:43 pm
Hey, smiling at you!
April 5, 2021 at 9:53 pm
April 3, 2021 at 2:26 pm
Thank you for sharing!!.. I am sure you will do fine, just let your heart do the talking!!… 🙂
You and your family have a wonderful Easter and until we meet again…
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your way,
May songbirds serenade your
every step along the way,
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that’s always blue,
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through.
May the sun shine all day long
Everything go right, nothing go wrong
May those you love bring love back to you
And may all the wishes you wish come true
April 4, 2021 at 8:58 pm
Thank you for the encouragement and the lovely blessings. My song did go well this morning, and singing from my heart worked well. I’m sending blessings and virtual hugs to you, Larry.
April 3, 2021 at 2:28 pm
Sending my best wishes for a great performance tomorrow! You are, indeed, a woman of many talents 🙂
April 3, 2021 at 9:27 pm
Thank you, Rosaliene!
April 4, 2021 at 7:48 am
Incredible song! I’d never heard it before. Good luck (or should I say break a leg?) on your performance!
April 4, 2021 at 4:10 pm
I’m certain that everyone felt your song! I wish you had been able to record it and post it here, JoAnna!
Happy Easter to you. I hope that all is well and that you are busy creating!
April 4, 2021 at 9:33 pm
Thank you, Lorrie! It went well. No mistakes that anyone but me would notice and I received warm feedback. I have been creating with alcohol ink and doing some writing. I hope you have been creating, too! Sending you peace and love. ❤
April 4, 2021 at 10:09 pm
Glad it went well, JoAnna. I get the feeling that even though you wanted others to be touched, I bet YOU were touched greatly! Glad you have been creating art and writing…hope you will post what you have made…
Have a great week ❤
April 5, 2021 at 9:51 pm
Thanks for the encouragement! ❤ Peace, hugs, and blessings to you!
April 5, 2021 at 10:04 pm
You bet, JoAnna. You will work your way through it 😊🧡
April 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm
One Hollywood depiction of Christ (and his disciples, for the most part, including Mary Magdalene) that I really enjoyed watching is the 2018 film ‘Mary Magdalene’. Before watching it, I wrongly thought the producers couldn’t have resisted including a cheap shot (e.g. The Last Temptation of Christ) at the Jesus figure.
The first scene with Jesus (well-played by Joaquin Phoenix) has him urging his will-be followers—and all of humanity, really—to let go of their physical world material ties, etcetera, with an emphatic voice and facial expression that authentically reveal the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Mary Magdalene is also well-played, by Rooney Mara (Joaquin’s fiancé and mother of their infant son, River).
April 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm
Thank you for letting me know about this film and the actors. I have not seen it, but can tell by your description it is deeply moving. I just watched the trailer and look forward to seeing the whole film.