Jason Harms is an exceptional musician, a frequent visitor to Desiring God, a writer, and a friend of mine. He soon leaves for a short-term mission trip to Romania.
Yesterday in church, our first back in a couple of weeks, his trio led worship during the offertory with Mercy, Now, as Root and Core.
I was reduced to tears during the second stanza:
“Oh cursed wind!” I’d first proclaim,
Not knowing wind to bear the name
Of pilot, navigator, guide,
Each title acc’rately applied
While beaching me on humbled shore
Where self is less and Christ is more.
I was one who pronounced ‘oh cursed wind!’ when disability entered my family. But it was exactly as Jason sang: the guide to reveal to me Jesus as he really is.
Jason writes from experience. He and his wife have suffered loss. And he wrote beautifully about God’s sovereignty in that as well.
Thank you, Lord, for giving such gifts to men as Jason who love you and want to make much of you!