8/15/2008

Third Day...

I've loved Third Day since I was in middle school...

I still remember where I was sitting when I heard Consuming Fire for the first time. I had no idea that Christian music could sound like southern rock. Since that day, I've bought every album.

But my love for Third Day runs deeper than just growing up listening to their music. A little over three years ago, my heart was broken. Now, I had experienced heartbreak before, but not like this. This was different. I couldn't eat. What food I could eat had lost its flavor. I couldn't sleep. And I couldn't listen to music. Any music. And it wasn't even that music would remind me of my loss. It was just nothing sounded the same. I couldn't find joy in any of the places that I looked for it before. I felt like my whole life had been covered in a heavy blanket that I couldn't shake loose.

One day (a few months into my blanketed stage), as I was driving, my ipod shuffled its way over to This Song Was Meant for You. Suddenly, things seemed to connect. I found myself connecting once again with music. At first I cried (I mean, for me, it was a super sad song), but then (over time) I found myself rocking out and loving music once again.

Third Day, through their music, had served as a huge encouragement to me in a pretty rough time. They kind of began the process of lifting me out a slump I couldn't seem to crawl out of myself. Editor's Note: All of that to say, I love them and their music.

That's why, when I read Puddles' post on their new album my heart grew super stoked and sad at the same time. Stoked for the amazing music that I'm sure it will bring. But sad from the fact that, right now, I'm too poor to buy it. But I will... One day...

And I can't wait...

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