As we mentioned yesterday, we would have loved to be at Parachute Festival this year, but circumstances conspired against us. And one of our favourite parts of Parachute is the Sunday night worship session on Mainstage. There's something quite special about 20,000-plus people worshipping God under the Waikato stars; a spirit that just has to be experienced.
So we won't be there tonight to sing along with Chris Tomlin, one of our favourite singer/songwriters. From Austin, Texas, Tomlin is one of a new breed of worship leaders who has transformed contemporary Christian music. As we've mentioned before, we do a bit of worship leading (although not for a while now), and Tomlin's songs of praise and worship feature prominently on our rotation. They are simple songs, without the complex chord structures which some delight in (and we struggle to play!), but more importantly, they are right from the heart.
So this morning, because we won't get to see Tomlin in person tonight, please indulge us while we enjoy two of his signature songs - here's the first:
And although this second song wasn't penned by Tomlin himself, it's a song he's made his own with the blessing of the writer, Laura Story; we just love the revelation that the God who created the heavens and the earth is the same God who loves us at a micro level; it really is Indescribable:
If you're at Parachute today, have a blast. We wish we were there ...