A friend introduced me to Andrew Peterson's music a few years ago. Since then, I have hit "repeat" on my MP3 player again and again as I've been blessed by Andrew's thoughtful lyrics and gentle prose. I took my whole office to hear his BEHOLD THE LAMB Christmas concert. Just as the concert was beginning, I had the panic moment: This is our office outing for the holiday, and I've made the boss' decision that everyone will attend this musical. What if they don't like it?
Not to worry. Andrew and his crew (including favorites Sandra McCracken, Jill Phillips and Derek Webb) accompanied our hearts to the heart of God. I wept more than once as Andrew sang about our King. My colleagues fell in love with Andrew's gift, too. In fact, one of our "less emotional" men told me he teared up a few times himself. It's not too late to add Andrew's BEHOLD THE LAMB CD to your Christmas music tradition (I am receiving no royalties for this plug!). Here is the link to Andrew's site: www.andrew-peterson.com
To get a taste of his beautiful work, here is a bit from Andrew's latest journal entry: The ache is there again. Deep in the pit of my stomach, like a magic door standing in a field—a door that you can walk around, only when you open it you see not the field on other side of the door but a starry depth, dizzying and windless. It feels like that door was opened in my soul, a link to eternity that I’m not yet ready to enter, though I was made for nothing else. I feel that tiny opening and it is fear and joy and pain and peace all in the same moment, like my emotion has no adequate language to express exactly what it is, so it pokes at the sore spot and informs me that something’s there, and whatever it is it isn’t good. But it isn’t bad either. It’s different and dangerous.Read more