SONG OF THE WEEK: Held by Natalie Grant

I’m amazed at the way songs can express inexpressible thoughts and feelings with such clarity.  Held by Natalie Grant is just such a song.  As you can see, the opening verse tells of the pain of losing an infant.  But rather than minimize this with Christian platitudes, the song reaches deeply into the unfairness and outrage of such a loss.  Yet so like the psalms of David, the song reaches back to show us that even in this depth of darkness, God is there.  Perhaps it is in the darkness we come to know what being held by God is all about.

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that providence
Would take a child from his mother
While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we’d be rescued
What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
We’re asking why this happens to us
Who have died to live, it’s unfair

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We’d be held

Natalie’s voice and the musicality of the song clearly show both the angst and the hope that the lyrics reveal.  Watch the video and share with someone you know that needs hope in their sorrow.

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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