For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
We could catch breathtaking glimpses of the Grand Canyon as we drew closer to it, but as we stepped past the tree line and onto the walkway, “breathtaking” couldn’t begin to describe it. It was like stepping out onto another planet. It’s hard to believe, that given enough time, mere water could turn a landscape into a gallery of sculptures, sunk miles deep in a valley of colors beyond the wildest imagination.
Life will do that. Given enough time, the storms of life can do to you what water does to the Grand Canyon. You don’t suspect anything at first because the water seems to be harmless. But suddenly there’s is a small cut across a rock face and before you know it, your whole landscape has turned into something not at all like you expected. The question is: is it a beautiful landscape of determination and passionate strength or is it just a gaping hole of resignation and emptiness?
I had no idea what it meant to “follow Jesus”, when I made the decision to follow Him, I just knew that it was time for a change. I didn’t like what I was becoming and although the “unfairness of life” didn’t change when I made that choice, it did change what it was doing to me. The outrage and bitterness was replaced with a renewed compassion for others. Instead of being suffocated with the hopelessness that life tends to bring, I was fueled with a determination to walk away from potential pessimism. I found strength and healing here that is not found anywhere else. Jesus was the total turn around I needed.
Scott was born in Beaufort, SC and reborn in Christ in 1979. He has been writing songs and performing about the Christian life since that time. He is a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC and is married with one son.
All music and lyrics written by SCOTT CAMPBELL. ©2006 D. Scott Campbell/Tacklebox Ministry Music Publishing/BMI. All rights reserved.
The TURNaround was recorded and mixed by Kevin Smith at Six Plus One Studio, 1933 Second Loop Road, Florence, SC. 29501 (843) 206-6100.
For booking and performance info, contact Scott at:
1121-B South Fourth St. #142, Hartsville, SC 29550.