In 2009, a younger and less scruffy looking Crowder released an amazing track.
He’s my bearded brother from abother mother 🙂
I only came across it last year, 10 years after its release. That does not make the song any less powerful and yet soft. It is an awesome tribute to our Lord, and how he loves us.
My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing Crowder at Radio City in 2019, alongside MercyMe. It was an incredible evening, and Crowder shared many funny stories about his life. Especially one story where he performed at the local church. After mass, an elderly Jewsih couple met the pastor and commented that they were amazed that they let a homeless and scruffy man play at the mass. LOL
If you do not follow Christian music, you would never have come across this song before. Well, if you are reading this post, that means you will now get to hear and know more about Christian music.
And I realize just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me
The lyrics and song is actually written by a less known Christian musician named John Mark McMillan, and here’s what he said about the lyrics
“The idea behind the lyric is that the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of earth converge in a way that is both beautiful and awkwardly messy. Think about the birth of a child, or even the death of Jesus himself. These miracles are both incredibly beautiful and incredibly sloppy (“gory” may be more realistic, but “Heaven meets earth like a gory mess” didn’t seem to have the same ring). Why does the church have such a problem with things being sloppy? Do we really think we’re fooling anyone on Sunday morning, especially God? Are we going to offend him? I mean, he’s seen us naked in the shower all week and knows our worst thoughts, and still thinks we’re awesome. What if we took all the energy we spent faking and used that energy to enjoy the Lord instead? That could be revolutionary!”