It's time to announce the winner!
Drum roll please...
I said drum roll, not rick roll... geesh.
That's better-ish. But kinda lame.
Yes. Just yes. That's what I'm talking about.
Aaaaaand back to announcing the winner...
The "Most Listened To Song During Lent" is...
I especially like the part at 4:31!
Desert Soul by Rend Collective Experiment!
This song is especially perfect for Lent. As we all know, Lent can be an especially... trying time. Spiritually. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally.
But it is also a great time to find our center and remind ourselves that we are just a dry, barren, desert soul without God. It's a time to remember that we should always be running towards God.
I love You Lord
But I want to love You more
I need You God
But I want to need You more
I'm lost without
Your creative spark in me
I'm dead inside
Unless Your resurrection sings
I'm desperate for a desperate heart
I'm reaching out, I'm reaching
All that I am is dry bones
Without You Lord, a desert soul
I am broken but running
Towards You God, You make me whole
You are exactly what we need
Only You can satisfy
That being said, we should always be running towards God, not just during Lent. So put on your running shoes, blast this song on your iPod, and let's get going.
You may be wondering, Yes, this is great, I like this song too... BUT WHO SUGGESTED THIS SONG TO YOU AND IS THE OH-SO-LUCKY WINNER OF THE DELICIOUS BAKED GOODS?!?
Well, I heard about Rend Collective Experiment just before Lent started, when the extremely talented Audrey Assad posted about them on Facebook and Twitter. Because Audrey and I are BFF+Ever, I trusted her and gave them a listen and was hooked like a fish. I bought their album right away, and haven't looked back since.
So, congratulations Audrey, you win delicious homemade baked goods!
Think she'd mind sending me her address so I can ship them to her?
Some other great songs that were close in the running...
Here With Me by MercyMe
I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
Blessed Are the Ones by Audrey Assad
Meant to Live by Switchfoot
The Spirit and the Bride by Matt Maher
OK, now it's your turn again. What should have made the list, but didn't this time around?
Feel free to make your case if you think you should have been the lucky ducky winner.