Elevation Worship: Here As In Heaven
JCD – 1000 Tongues – Vertical Church Band
JCD – Almighty God – North Point
As a musician, and even more so as a person, this year brought a lot of highs and a lot of challenges. I can’t say I handled each situation with the delicacy and tact necessary. But I did learn and grow through many of those situations. So now I am sitting here having a moment of contemplation as I listen to what Spotify says are my top songs of 2016. Whether or not these truly are my songs it is amazing as I sit hear listening to mountains of memories and emotions flood my heart and ears. With delight, I am amazed that so many things went well. It is nothing short of the spectacular that I survived so many other things.
It’s pleasantly satisfying that these songs can in a very subtle, but real way, remind me of moments that I otherwise forgot about. I know that these songs will not have the same emotive weight on you as they do me, but as a way of sincerity I want to offer you these songs to listen to. Maybe, just maybe these songs will encourage, inspire or even move you in a more articulate way. Music is a powerful creative tool that we have been given the responsibility to steward well. So I encourage you to take a moment to enjoy the fruit of other musicians who have recorded for us their attempts at crafting masterpieces of tranquility among the storms and calms of life.
John Carter Drummer
JCD – Call on the Name – Vertical Church Band
JCD – Christ is Risen – Matt Maher
JCD – Close_(Hear) – North Point
JCD – Hands To The Heavens – Kari Jobe