Music Monday: “Symphony” by Switch (featuring Dillon Chase)

Music Monday: “Symphony” by Switch (featuring Dillon Chase)

by: Debbie Waltz

Welcome Back, Readers ~

If you don’t know by now, I love music. Not only because of its beautiful melodies and lyrics, but it can touch our hearts and speak to emotions we haven’t even acknowledged to ourselves. Sometimes these songs have a new meaning after hearing them the second time. This is the case for today’s selection. As my followers may remember, I have spent the last month learning how to “love” my single life. Not that I didn’t love it enough already. Still, there’s always room for improvement. As if that course hasn’t kept me busy enough, I’ve spent the last two weeks interviewing and scheduling future interviews for my blog.

Not that I mind doing them, I don’t. It’s been such a joy getting to know people in the disabled community and hearing their stories. It’s a unique experience listening to them testify to God’s work in their lives. Jesus is such a personal God and uses whatever means necessary to get through to His Children. Hear me out here. I am not saying that a disability is God’s way of getting our attention; remember what Jesus said to his disciples in John 9. This was done so that “the man of God may be glorified.” (My paraphrase).

There are outward consequences for our sins, but our disability is not one of them. Jesus does not cause them. He allows it. There’s a difference. You may wonder what the difference is; I can’t tell you for sure; I can only speculate. God knows what kind of impact our disability will have on those around us (e.g., in our sphere of influence) and its implications on future generations. For example, how we respond to living with a disability may cause them to question what’s so different in our life, and that can lead them searching-what they will find could create a ripple effect.

This brings me to my next point. So many of my disabled friends have come a long way in accepting the hand of cards they’ve been dealt. Do they enjoy being in a wheelchair? No. Do they enjoy relying on others? Absolutely Not! Would they like to wake up one day and find that they can walk? YOU BET!

However, I’m sure if you asked them. They’d tell you that having a disability has brought them more joy than they’d ever imagined.

“Wait, Debbie. Did I you correctly, ‘joy?”

Yes, I said joy.

Before I go any further, I would be remiss in not mentioning that Saturday was National Cerebral Palsy Awareness day. My friend Renée has often attributed her disability to her “healing” — being disabled opens up opportunities for teaching others the power of empathy and understanding in a broken world.

Still, it doesn’t make our life easy. This reminds me of the verse in 2 Corinthians 4:7-10, which says: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all -surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be revealed in a body.”

Much like diamonds, we go through the same process. This is all a part of making us more like Christ.

This brings me to today’s choice of song. God strings together the broken pieces of our lives to make beautiful music. We may not understand how all the pieces fit together. But God does.

Remember that today!

To listen to Switch’s song “Symphony”; it can be accessed here:


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