After I decided to write and record an album of inspirational and gospel songs and got my inner self in tune, the songs started coming to me in powerful and sometimes dramatic ways. Like the song, “Jesus Writes Songs, Too.”
I was going home from work one day in the 5:00 rush hour traffic and wondering why I was writing songs about Jesus when He never wrote a single song. In fact, we have no record that He ever wrote a word other than what he wrote in the sand when a mob brought Him a woman caught in adultery. Actually, that inspired the title song of my album, “I Wonder What He Wrote in the Sand.”
As I pondered the question of why He never wrote down His thoughts in the form of a book or songs, I had a powerful realization: His spoken words were so powerful that He knew they would penetrate to the very marrow of the souls of humankind. They set in motion such powerful new spiritual forces that no power on earth could prevent them from accomplishing their purpose.
One writer realized this when he wrote, “The word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow, and it is a discerner of the heart (Heb. 12:4).” So we see that Jesus had complete awareness of the power of his spoken words.
Even today when He speaks directly to our heart and soul it is more powerful to us than anything His followers wrote down. That’s what Quaker founder George Fox must have meant when he told the religious people of his day that they could quote the Bible but were not receiving and conveying the messages directly from the Lord to their own hearts. He said, “What wilt thou say?” In other words, “Tell us what God is speaking to you about as you sit in the stillness.”
My favorite Unity writer, James Dillet Freeman, wrote a poem titled “Angels Sing in Me” and after he died a fantastic compilation of his writings was released in a big coffee table-type book by that title. Along with countless others, I craved to hang onto every word James Dillet Freeman ever wrote. That is the power of truth and Jesus realized it fully.
So here I am in the 5:00 traffic and the words to “Jesus Writes Songs, Too” started coming to me so fast I had to pull off the road and write them down. It will always be a special song to me and I hope these words hold special meaning for you:
I tried to write a little song about Jesus but I just couldn’t find the words
I could hear the melody, the harmony but I couldn’t write what I heard
I cried out in the Holy Spirit, “Jesus help me to write my song.”
He said, “Son, the song you hear inside I wrote for you along.”
Jesus writes songs, too, he writes His songs on our inner spirit
Each song is a personal symphony for no one else can hear it
You can’t find words for love unending and peace that passes understanding
Jesus sings through you, yes, Jesus writes songs, too.”
I tried to put down on a piece of paper the music moving in my soul
It was a stream of living water my little cup couldn’t hold
I heard Jesus say, “Lay down your pen and let my song come through
You’ve written a lot of songs for me and I’m writing this song for you.”
My friends, every time you feel that awe and wonder that makes holy chill bumps on your body, Jesus is writing you a song. He will stand up right there in your heart and sing you the most beautiful words and melodies you will ever hear.
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