Monday, December 22, 2008

Find Us Faithful

I found out this afternoon that Steve Green, one of my favorite musicians, was doing a show at a church in town at 6pm. Dan and I loaded Jesse into the car and drove to the church, arriving about 20 minutes into the program. I last saw Steve Green in concert about 20 years ago and I've loved his music ever since. His song "Cherish the Treasure" was the highlight of our wedding. Well, that and, you know, the whole covenant marriage for life thing. That was pretty cool. Scary, but cool.

Anyhoo, I was very excited to see him perform again, and he did not disappoint. After the intermission, he did a few of his songs from early in his career, and one of them absolutely scorched my heart. I've loved this song since the first time I heard it on the DiscMan in my then-boyfriend's 1986 Honda Accord (music! on a shiny silver circle-y thing! that you don't have to rewind! it's a revolution!). The song is "Find Us Faithful" and tears streamed down my cheeks as I was reminded of the privilege and responsibility of living Biblically. The last stanza and the chorus are particularly meaningful to me:

After all our hopes and dreams
have come and gone
And our children sift through all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover
and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them
to the road we each must find
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful!
May the fire of our devotion light their way.
May the footprints that we leave
lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey.
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful!

Indeed. May all who come behind me find me faithful.


  1. I've always loved that song too.

  2. D- There is no doubt in my mind you will be found faithful. Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you for sharing...very sweet. And, I agreee, you will no doubt be found faithful.

  4. Im glad you had such a great time!!


  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the lyrics. And Merry Christmas!

  6. wow, that song is very touching.... thank you so much for sharing that. Im really glad you got to go!! ♥ LA