There is an old Irish story about Fionn Mac Cumhail. Fionn asks his followers, “What is the finest music in the world?” They suggest answers: the cuckoo calling from the hedge, the ring of a spear on a shield, the baying of a pack of hounds, the laughter of a gleeful girl.
“All good music,” agrees Fionn. “But what is best?” they ask.
Fionn answers: “The music of what is happening.”
Being present in the here and now, aware of what is happening in and around us is the music Fionn was speaking of.
Watching the first snow fall of the season as large snowflakes cover the ground, feeling sad as thoughts of my neighbor who will be moving away soon filter through my mind – and this is just the first verse! – yet this is the music of what is happening in and around me this very moment.
We all experience times, though, when the music of our lives is forlorn, painful, and threatens to overwhelm. And many of us often feel that we are walking through those times alone.
I was reminded recently of the familiar footprints in the sand story, and while it often is overused, I could appreciate the comforting reminder that we are not alone during painful times, for we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and promises never to leave or forsake us.
At Music for the Soul, it is our desire to create music that blends with the music of what is happening in your life; to remind you that you are not alone and to help you feel understood. Whether it’s recovery from an addiction, grieving a loss, journeying through cancer, caring for a loved one, or healing the innocent child within from abuse, we want to walk the difficult path with you.
While no one may be experiencing exactly the same music you are right now, we trust that through our resources, you will find a song or spoken word piece that will help you live out what you are going through, restoring hope and opening the door for healing.
~ T. S.
Listen to the music of TWENTY-THREE:
The Lord is My Shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; I will fear no evil,
For you are with me.
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me; All the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord,
~ Psalm 23
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