The truth is, 2020 did suck for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. But, if you’re willing to wade through the crap, there was plenty of good to be found.
As many of us think about the “new” year today, and new resolutions which are usually centered on changing behaviors that have led us to where we are, which is not necessarily where we really want to be, this verse serves as a reminder that real change—the kind that matters and the kind that goes beyond ourselves—only comes from Jesus.
A few weeks ago I went to one of Steph’s Fit & Flex classes. My mantra for the class ended up being “Just don’t throw up. Just don’t throw up.” I couldn’t quite do all the exercises then, and I spent the last few minutes of that class in the bathroom, close to the toilet, repeating those words. I knew I was out of shape, but I hadn’t realized just how much out of shape I was.
According to a number of sources, it’s become almost impossible for most songwriters to make a living and support a family. Many thousands have left the industry, have left Nashville, because it’s just no longer sustainable. Maybe it’s time we all think harder about the value, or the lack thereof, we’ve placed on music.