The song is called "Where Restless Crowds Are Thronging." It goes like this:
Where restless crowds are thronging along the city ways,
Where pride and greed and turmoil consume the fevered days,
Where vain ambitions banish all thoughts of praise and prayer,
The people's spirits waver, But thou, O Christ, art there.
It so resonated with me. The very human condition. We are restless, ambitious; full of pride and greed. And, yet, He reaches out to separate us from that which will surely mean our death. As I pondered the words of the song, the idea to journal it came about. I was thinking specifically about the words that are spoken over us and how we repeat them. I started thinking about the youth of today and the impact of social media on their development. It reminded me of the song, American Noise by Skillet.
"Angry words and honking cars
Satellites and falling stars
Distant dark blue radios that whisper down my boulevards
Ghosts and chains rattle in the attic
Broken headphones filled with static
Here's a super quick and simple card also featuring Walk Humbly and His Love--just a scrap of some gelli printed paper and a few quick images/sentiments. Ya'll we don't have to be super complicated, layered up and color with highlights!! It's still a paper hug :)
And.....you are beautiful! Have a great day and leave the noise for His peace.
Amen. In Him, Jane