What Have I DoneJed Brewer
Christmas is about Jesus coming to save us from our sins. Most of us have heard that at one point or another. But, often, when we think of Christmas, we think of porcelain nativity scenes and men at church in bathrobes, pretending to be shepherds on the search for the baby Jesus.
The truth, however, is that Jesus came into a world of genocide and racism. He came into a world of prejudice and brutality. And he came to face all of it head-on.
Jesus was born to what we would today think of as an unwed teenage mother. Jesus’ parents were effectively homeless when he was born, and during much of his childhood, they were illegal immigrants in a foreign land.
None of that is an accident. Jesus came to face sin and death and suffering head-on, to answer it, to fix it, and to free us from it. Jesus came to show us how to really live.
This song is about Jesus’ first night on earth, and his first encounter with a hard man.
Walkin' the Streets of Memphis
What you see below is a rap in the making (with the help of a few friends). This rap is inspired by the homeless men, women, and children that one can find at any given moment on the streets of Memphis. If you have any suggestions or anything you’d like to share, feel free to do so.
Walkin’ the streets of Memphis on a Friday night
All we tryna do is just spread the Light
Got our heads up in the game
Gonna glorify His name
Got a man on the side just lookin’ for a ride
Gotta help a brotha out cuz that’s what it’s all about
There’s a lady on the street just tryin’ to eat
All we tryna do is be beautiful feet
So we’ll keep walkin’ these streets ‘til the mornin’ light
While we’re praisin’ His name - what a beautiful sight
Lord we pray You keep us humble
Cuz we know Satan’s walls are about to crumble
Ain’t takin’ Jesus to the people, mayne, He’s already there
We’re ready to go see Him so we don’t easily scare
He’s intervened before and we celebrate His might
But through our life, or even death - we’ll see Jesus tonight
Sooo…. what do you think?
Filthy ManLeast Of These
Stubborn man was I who pushed His hands aside
I don’t need Your grace, I can do this on my own