Better Days

It’s no secret that Nancy and I are big fans of Shaun Groves. Not only is he a talented musician and songwriter (world-class lyrics!), but he’s a writer, father, orphan-care advocate, and seemingly all around good guy. He’s earned our respect as we’ve read his blog over the years. We sponsored our Compassion International child at his concert in St. Joseph several years ago. I’ve exchanged e-mails with him a couple times, and he’s graciously offered advice and insight on a couple tough topics. We’ve spoken with him at Together for Adoption as we were sorting out our own passion and calling regarding orphan-care.

Tonight, I’m blown away by his new Christmas album, particularly this song: “Better Days”.

I could write post after post about Christmas. What it means. Why we celebrate. Maybe even some history.

But I can’t communicate the enormity of the birth of Jesus any more clearly in less than four minutes than he has here.

Christmas. When Jesus entered our world, becoming flesh and blood, born in a stable, surrounded by animals, son of God, a teenage virgin his mom… that moment is when “better days” began.

Hope had arrived. Messed up human beings suddenly had the chance to find more purpose and meaning than this broken world could ever offer.

Better days indeed.


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Husband, Daddy, Christ-follower, sports fan... pressing on toward the goal for which God has called me heavenward in Christ. #ForeverRoyal!

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