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The deeper song

posted 16 Aug 2011, 07:34 by Mark Broomhead
Sanctum - stage
I have just returned from bloodstock festival, in some ways it is a funny place, certainly not a place for quiet contemplation. The welfare tent that we run is placed quite close to the big top and surrounded by stalls, but still well within earshot of mainstage which often made for quite a mash of different sounds. I found it quite strange as i wondered around the site that as i walked into some of the stalls even when there was a band on at mainstage i could be distracted the sounds of bob marley or whoever the stall holder chose from a feeble looking battered "ghetto Blaster" even though there was a deeper song being pumped through a system the size of my house. The area outside the stalls became a mix of sounds from smaller stages and trinket stalls. A few steps away and it was a different story a deeper song was being played a sound that projected for miles beyond the few feet of influence offered by these others. It amazed me how these small tinny expressions of often inappropriate recorded music had such power to distract from the main event, to trick me that they were as important as the living breathing live music that was all around us.

Zephaniah 3:17

The Message (MSG)

God Is Present Among You
 16-17Jerusalem will be told: 
   "Don't be afraid.
Dear Zion, 
   don't despair.
Your God is present among you, 
   a strong Warrior there to save you.
Happy to have you back, he'll calm you with his love 
   and delight you with his songs.

There is an amazing song, a deeper song all around us, a song that was written for you, more immense and more live than anything else you will ever know. but how easy we are distracted and fooled by the tinny sounds of the traders, the pedlars, the smaller stages. But what is truly amazing that only a very few steps away we could hear that deeper song that is already there vibrating through every molecule of our being, beyond our boundaries.
Don't know about you, but i think it is worth a listen.