What We’re Listening to: Gungor “Beautiful Things”

BY 30 HOUR FAMINE TEAM

Can you recall the last time you had a song stuck in your head? Perhaps it was an annoying radio jingle or commercial that didn’t let up. Well, that’s not the kind of song I’m talking about here. Lately, I find myself playing and re-playing songs in my mind that carry a significant message. It seems the more I listen to it, the more relevant the lyrics are to my life. Lately, for me, it’s been “Beautiful Things” by Gungor. The words have been a gentle reminder that God is bigger than the challenges we face in our lives.  While sometimes it may seem like it’s all gone awry, He is still there and can undoubtedly turn our chaos into something good.

If you look at today’s news headlines you will read about famine in the Horn of Africa, hurricane Irene headed our way, the earthquake in D.C., Libya rebels, a failing economy, and more. When we think about all the wrongs of the world, it is easy to get discouraged. But the truth is, there is a story that is not yet complete. We may not know God’s will, His purpose or how He is working behind the scenes of it all. What’s amazing though, is that the God of the universe is writing a story and has invited us to be a part of it. We cannot single-handedly end a famine or fix the economy, but we have been called upon to simply do what we can, and play our individual role in His story. It’s easy to feel small in the midst of it all, but God sees every detail. Gungor’s “Beautiful Things” reminds us that even though we see dirt, God is in process of making a garden grow.

Check  out the video above of Gungor performing “Beautiful Things”  live at Relevant Studios, and read some of the lyrics below:

Gungor “Beautiful Things” 

All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way?
I wonder if my life could really change at all?
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found?
Could a garden come up from this ground at all?

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found in You


You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

You make me new, You are making me new
You make me new, You are making me new
You are making me new