A.J. Castellitto
Songs for the brokenhearted
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By A.J. Castellitto
October 2, 2016

A Preview of Switchfoot's When the Light Shines Through

All good things come from God. If you're like me you understand and appreciate the healing power of music. In particular, the music that sheds a little light on the plight of man and the power of God.

He is a God who is willing and able to break through and overcome. He has the ability and desire to turn our doubts, regrets, and afflictions into sanctified scars.

Light born of pain is the central thread that runs through Switchfoot's tenth and possibly finest piece of music. It's a timely message masterfully conceived and skillfully delivered to the weary traveler in all of us.

Our jaded and scarred nation could sure use a little light. Be sure and pass it on...

When your fear is currency
And you feel that urgency
You want peace but there's war in your head
Maybe that's where life is born
When our fašades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead




My enemies weren't the ones I had fought
My liberties weren't the freedoms I had sought
What I learned weren't the lessons I'd been taught
I found out the day I lost myself was
The day that I found God




And the only tattoos that I have are scars
I got your name written on my heart
And the story that brought us here ain't the thing I'd change
The wound is where the light shines through




© A.J. Castellitto

 

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