As Easter Sunday is just a little less than one month away, I thought I would post the usual updated holiday playlist that we are enjoying here in our home. I keep adding tracks to it each week, but as of right now there are 120 songs, totaling over 8 hours of music.
Easter is my most favorite holiday of the year, and I have long wondered why we often don’t seem to approach the season with the same anticipation and worship as Christmas– generally speaking, of course.
For the last few years, I’ve started observing my own version of Lent, and if you’re interested you can read some of my thoughts on it here. I also love Ann Voskamp’s recent thoughts on the season here. I’ve shared her words before, but they bear repeating:
Lent. It’s the preparing the heart for Easter. Like going with Jesus into the wilderness for forty days, that we might come face to ugly face with our enemy. Our sacrificing that we might become more like Christ in His sacrifice… Lent isn’t about forfeiting as much as it’s about formation. We renounce to be reborn; we let go to become ‘little Christs’. It’s about this: We break away to become.
Just as Christ-centered Christmas music adds depth and breadth to Advent, I love keeping my focus on the Savior this time of year with music that supports that desire. I hope it brings the Spirit in your homes and hearts as well.
(If you are reading this post on an RSS feed reader, please be aware that there is a widget link to my Spotify playlist on my site which will allow you to listen to almost the entire playlist for free. If for some reason it is not letting you listen from here, you can also search Spotify for the playlist “He is Risen”)
You've done it again! LOVE your music playlists.
Have you heard Rob Gardner's oratorio Lamb of God? It is a staple around here, especially at Easter. Don't know if it's on Spotify though.
I LOVE Rob Gardner's work. Lamb of God is a masterpiece, truly.
It's among my favorite things to listen to on Sundays, especially this time of year. 🙂