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    It’s not often that you’ll be encouraged to skip a service at Mountain View.  But this Sunday, I want to encourage you all to consider coming to the morning service so that your evening is free to go see Andrew Peterson in concert in Greeley.  Andrew is a fantastic songwriter who loves Jesus and writes music that brings glory to God in a unique, rich and deeply theologically grounded way.  If you’ve heard his music before, you know what I mean, and if you haven’t you’ll be blessed by adding him to your playlists.  I know it’s short notice, but consider making the time to go.  Here’s a link to buy tickets:

    Here’s a link to listen on Spotify to one of his most recent songs that’s really struck me called “Don’t You Want To Thank Someone” – the lyrics are below. 

    Even if you don’t go to the concert, spend the time to listen to this song and read the lyrics as you do.  I hope it draws you into worship of God and thanksgiving for the gospel!


    Can’t you feel it in your bones
    Something isn’t right here
    Something that you’ve always known
    But you don’t know why

    ‘Cause every time the sun goes down
    We face another night here
    Waiting for the world to spin around
    Just to survive

    But when you see the morning sun
    Burning through a silver mist
    Don’t you want to thank someone?
    Don’t you want to thank someone for this?

    Don’t you ever wonder why
    In spite of all that’s wrong here
    There’s still so much that goes so right
    And beauty abounds?

    ‘Cause sometimes when you walk outside
    The air is full of song here
    The thunder rolls and the baby sighs
    And the rain comes down

    And when you see the spring has come
    And it warms you like a mother’s kiss
    Don’t you want to thank someone?
    Don’t you want to thank someone for this?

    I used to be a little boy
    As golden as a sunrise
    Breaking over Illinois
    When the corn was tall

    Yeah, but every little boy grows up
    And he’s haunted by the heart that died
    Longing for the world that was
    Before the Fall

    Oh, but then forgiveness comes
    A grace that I cannot resist
    And I just want to thank someone
    I just want to thank someone for this

    Now I can see the world is charged
    It’s glimmering with promises
    Written in a script of stars
    Dripping from prophets’ lips

    But still, my thirst is never slaked
    I am hounded by a restlessness
    Eaten by this endless ache
    But still I will give thanks for this

    ‘Cause I can see it in the seas of wheat
    I can feel it when the horses run
    It’s howling in the snowy peaks
    It’s blazing in the midnight sun

    Just behind a veil of wind
    A million angels waiting in the wings
    A swirling storm of cherubim
    Making ready for the Reckoning

    Oh, how long, how long?
    Oh, sing on, sing on

    And when the world is new again
    And the children of the King
    Are ancient in their youth again
    Maybe it’s a better thing
    A better thing

    To be more than merely innocent
    But to be broken then redeemed by love
    Maybe this old world is bent
    But it’s waking up
    And I’m waking up

    ‘Cause I can hear the voice of one
    He’s crying in the wilderness
    “Make ready for the Kingdom Come”
    Don’t you want to thank someone for this?

    Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
    Hallalujah! Hallelujah!

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