Weight Of Glory
Stories. The Bible is full of them. Characters. Great doers of deeds both noble and foul; minor actors of whom we catch only glimpses. Men and women whose faith (and whose lack of faith) bleeds through their actions. Our fathers and mothers in the faith are there, spurring us on to love and good works, and we learn what that means as we study them and their examples.
There are hundreds of stories in the Scriptures, each with a multitude of different ways to approach them, to open them up for others to see. And yet there is truly only one story, of God’s plan in Jesus to bring His world from immaturity to maturity, from childhood to adulthood. All the many and varied stories of Scripture form the shape of this plan, and you and I are a part of it, like David, and Cain, and Joseph. And though we face many afflictions along the way, we are assured by Jesus that they are light ones, and are preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comprehension.
Weight Of Glory is an album of stories. It often takes you inside the action, as you remember standing on the bank of the Red Sea when the Pharoah’s soldiers were washing ashore; or as Naomi is about to leave, but you are determined to go with her; or as you reflect with David on the serious damage you did to a formerly good relationship. There are stories surrounding the birth of Jesus, word pictures with which to fill your imagination. There are affirmations of faith everywhere, and much rejoicing in God’s good gifts. From crying aloud in the streets to sitting alone on a mountainside waiting for God to speak, the Weight Of Glory builds.
If you enjoy Jamie’s kids albums, and you were once a kid yourself, you will be delighted with Weight Of Glory.