Winter’s Death, Spring’s Rebirth
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When asked to review this new CD, The Garden by Kari Jobe, I quickly scanned through the backstory. When the CD arrived, I wasn’t thinking about the backstory, I just popped it in and listened to it while working. After a couple of songs, I was so calm, and at peace. All of the songs from this CD have that effect on me. Now let me tell you the backstory, so you can understand. The peace from this CD comes from the garden’s story of life, death and rebirth.
This CD springs from a very heartbreaking time in Kari’s life, after her sister’s miscarriage. She finds solace in the garden of her new home, and the inspiration for these songs. The song “The Garden” is meant to remind us that even through the seasons of death, God is there. We may be heartbroken, and grieving. Things may not be working the way we want them to work, but God is always working in us, through us and for us. These songs are meant to help us lean on God, understanding that He will draw nearer to us, as we draw near to Him.
Spring is my favorite seasons because the regrowth reminds me that God is always at work in our lives. The garden is an amazing place. In the winter, everything dies out, but in the Spring, life resurfaces and plants are reborn. Winter can be cold, and depressing, but Spring brings another chance, and reminds us that He is always with us, working for us, and our good. Things may not go how we want them to go. Life, death and rebirth may be ever present, but so is God.
Kari Jobe –
Kari Jobe is a Grammy nominated worship leader in Christian music. The CD, The Garden, comes right on the heels of Majestic, which featured the worship anthem “Forever”. One of my favorite songs from our Christian radio station, “I Am Not Alone”, is also on Majestic. The CD, The Garden really touched me. It gave me inspiration that even though we all experience the grief and sorrow of the death of loved ones, God is there to comfort us. He consistently leads us through life, death, and rebirth.