Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a storm? You want to run and find shelter. Protection is your biggest objective. I loved this beautiful picture and I can imagine running into this barn for protection.
My piano interludes are meant to provide a musical background for prayer, meditation, reflection, and yes … even simple relaxation or entertainment. For me, coming from the Christian faith, I know that in my storms I have to run to my Protector, Jesus Christ. Sometimes He calms the storm and sometimes the storm rages and you find yourself waiting … and waiting … and waiting.
As one of my favorite songs says, “He’s in the waiting“. I hope that as you listen to this interlude today that you will find a sense of peace in the waiting and in the midst of the storms.
For those who read the show notes, I’m grateful. You’ll begin seeing that these instrumental interludes are part of my life. I play them first for me, for my own times of devotion, prayer, meditation .. and then share them with the world. As a result, if you follow along closely you can see the thread of my life in these interludes, much like a personal diary.
This interlude is called “Storms”. The past week has been a week of storms in my life. I’ve had some serious issues in my business that were very painful. At the same time, I’ve been battling sickness in my body and have not felt good for over a week. The combined stress of the business struggle, the erratic schedule of a holiday week, combined with getting sick has me somewhat struggling.
That’s why there haven’t been new interludes since July 4th. But I’m back. I’m here today to play, to worship, to share, to be vulnerable. This interlude, “Storms” is for all those who are in the storms of life.
The overwhelming majority of my interludes are recorded in “one take”. I started this one at least three or four times and at once point just banged the keys out of frustration. That’s where I am.
Even still, I find peace and comfort in playing this music and sharing it with the world. Because even in the storms, I have the Prince of Peace inside of me.