Stitch a new garment

Once again my blogging is lagging way behind my social media posting.

Anyhow, I wanted to blog a new song which comes out of both this ongoing coronavirus season and a challenging, insightful, hopeful quote from American poet, humanitarian and activist Sonya Renee Taylor. I found this on Facebook last weekend.

Something started stirring deep within me. For weeks Dale, I and others in my networks has mused over what “normal” would look like once most of the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. Who knows? What is clear is that with the world in lockdown or isolation in some way, we have this God-given opportunity to establish new, better, more-compassionate foundations. If you like – a huge reset. I keep on coming back to Jesus’ kingdom of God preaching in chapters 5-7 of the Gospel of Matthew.

The clincher was these words from Taylor …

We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment.

Wow! A song was soon born: Stitch a new garment.

Yesterday, Dale kindly added her vocals. I’m my strongest critic but I’m really happy with how I’ve preserved (I believe) the integrity of Taylor’s quote while adding my “garment” lyricism in the chorus.

See what you think.

Shalom, DAVID 

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