No pilgrim of faith still trudging through this world has yet attained his full reward. Yet we press on through setbacks, discouragement and sometimes suffering, always searching for the light of that eternal city where only love reigns forever. We strive to peel our affections from the temporal distractions of the material world and, like the heroes of faith, remind ourselves of a better, heavenly country.
It is so often in music that our spirits are lifted above the eminent to realms of hope and promise. At these times we glimpse the reflection of that heavenly city in the faces of our brothers and sisters, and we’re inspired to press on another mile toward the prize.
These are songs of the journey. They remind us that the path of faith can be tough, but it need not be walked alone. “Somebody’s praying for you. Your brother stands by your side....”