On this July 4th, I pray for and am thankful for this country of America.
While freedom and peace seem more elusive and complex than ever, it is still worth our creative energies to keep those dreams alive for every living person. Even with our challenges, my heart holds on to the words from a song I heard as a young boy: ”Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.”
Today is also the release of the music video for the song, “Solstice,” the first track on my recently released album The Healing. This video takes you on a beautiful panoramic journey through the seasons and the endless wonders of God’s creation. More than anything, I hope it can serve as a reminder of how much we have to be thankful for. The Divine is all around us… if we just open our eyes to it.
There is a great healing power in creation. I love all the ways nature has helped my faith: sometimes through a sunrise or sunset, sometimes in a snow-covered mountain or calm lake. Nature helps me stay ‘connected’ and gives me hope. It’s infinite design and perfection makes the wisest of us doubt our doubts in the Divine and awakens our child-like imaginations.
I pray that the soothing music of “Solstice,” coupled with amazing footage from around the world, can inspire you, encourage you, and bring you peace on this special day.
And may God bless this land of America.