Song of the Day: Even Then

We are sending blessings to you and your family, on this wonderful 1st Sunday of October. As if we haven’t been through enough, we need inspirational songs to carry us through the year.

2020 is marred by storms, pandemic, economic struggles, loss of thousands of people, isolation, and quarantines, and our kids missing out on education and friendships.

Despite what the news, celebrities, and politicians might claim, we have experienced hardship before, and we will get through this. It is hard when it is happening, and when we are directly affected by any of these events.

Micah Tyler had a bad few months in late 2015 and early 2016 when his family was given some grim news about their grandmother. Shortly after, Hurricane Harvey ripped through his community, living a path of devastation behind. Lives lost. Homes destroyed. Despair flourished.

And if things could not get any worse, his brother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

They prayed for their family to be strong. They prayed for the community.

As a direct outcome, it inspired him to write this beautiful song, Even Then. The event filled him with fear, anxiety, and hopes were fading. Even with the darkness looming, he found comfort and strength in Proverbs 28 –

“Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk and wisdom are kept safe.”

Even if you like or dislike Trump and the First Lady, we should, as human beings, show compassion and pray for their speedy recovery. Just like we pray for the recovery of family and friends.

Calling for a person to die of this terrible virus, COVID-19 is beyond evil. People quickly jump on the hate and despair train, but it only fuels the darkness and the Devil. These people are not finding much joy in life when they are consumed by hate.

When the days up ahead look a little bit brighter
But the grip of the past holds a little bit tighter
I'm reminded Your grace never asks for perfection
Oh I'm restored 'cause I'm Yours and I stand forgiven

My wife and I experienced Micah Tyler in concert in late 2019. It was at Radio City with MercyMe and Crowder. He is a one-man-band with an excellent sense of humor. Micah performed in front of a packed Radio City, sending messages of love, hope, and the lord through his songs. His music and worship are truly inspiring.

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