| based upon Philippians
"The Christ Hymn,"
based upon Philippians 2:6-11;
and "Pressing On,"
based upon Philippians
| This song
flowed out of a pastoral visit with a young couple who had just lost a child due
to miscarriage. When I returned home, the words and music simply came to the
surface unprovoked. "The joy of the Lord is your strength,"
as it says in Nehemiah
8:10 - even through difficult moments when happiness is the furthest thing
from your mind. The story of this couple continued. They became the parents of
not one, but two healthy boys. Others may not be able to experience such
happiness, but "the Joy of the Lord" is ever-present.
This song is
dedicated to that young mother.