One of the awesome things about our band is the diverse musical influences all of us have. We all like a lot of the same bands, but odds are if you took a peek at what each of our iPods were currently playing at any given time, you’d probably be surprised at our differences in musical taste! This is a total blessing for us because it allows us all to bring something different to the table, and we get inspired by bouncing new ideas back and forth off of each other. One thing the whole band does share, though, is that we all hear God in everything we listen to and find Him in places where some people forget to look.
Being the DJ in the band, I listen to A LOT of electronic music on a daily basis. It comes with me to the mailbox, in the car, to the grocery store, to the kitchen where I tackle mountains of dirty dishes, it follows me to the bathroom…I mean everywhere! I’m always listening to other DJ’s mixes and radio broadcasts, doing what my wife calls Musical Homework. Well, the other day at the gym a song came on my iPod that another DJ had in one of his mixes, and it stopped me dead in my tracks. To me, the words flowing over the beats of this song was a testimony of someone’s first memorable encounter with God. The lyrics describe a person coming into contact with someone and feeling something that they’d never felt before and weren’t sure what was going on, but they felt like something new was happening. This resonated with me in a big way because that is how I felt when I came to know Christ so many years ago. Here’s a link to the video for the song. Make sure you listen to all the lyrics.
The song is called “Perferct Stranger,” which is exactly what He was when He came into my life. I don’t think that this song was technically intended to be a worship song, but it most definitely is to me. I know there are many folks who might not listen to this and think “Christian Music,” but having your eyes opened to be able to see and hear Him in ALL things is just one of the many gifts you receive upon coming into a relationship with Christ. He is everywhere and speaks in everything, and I’m so thankful to be able to hear Him.