Monday, November 3, 2008

Red Sky

I'm a fairly new fan of Brandon Heath. I've heard his songs on the radio for a few years, but didn't know his name until his recent hit (which I love), Give Me Your Eyes.

Several months ago I won a huge CD set from the people who make the WOW compilation sets, courtesy of Shannon. Since we usually listen to VeggieTales in the car, I'm just now getting around to exploring some of the CDs. I saw Brandon Heath's debut album, Don't Get Comfortable, in the box, and remembered that I like his music, so I popped it in as I was running errands. (And from the backseat, I heard sounds of protest - "More listen Tales!!")

I was grooving along, not paying too much attention to the lyrics, until I got to track 5, Red Sky. (Click here to listen.)

There's a man on my street
He reminds me everyday
Better take what you can get
'Cause there's nothing more than this
Daylight fades into the ground
Oh Lord, I need You now


Chorus
Cover me

With a red sky tonight
The promise of a better day to come
Sing over me
An angelic symphony
Tell me everything will be alright
With a red sky tonight

We're so taken with our fear
That we're folded up in shame
With our feet nailed to the floor
We're the only ones to blame
I can't help but wonder why
Nobody bats an eye

You can see it in the faces
Of all the passersby
I'll sail into the sun
And when the day is done
I'll need you in the night
To wake me in the dawn
I'll see you in the sun
When the day is done

The chorus of this song has really stuck with me, and has been a bedtime prayer of sorts for me for a few days, especially as I've been feeling particularly yucky. The idea of a red sky at night reminds me of the old weather proverb, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning." For those who followed that adage, a red sky at night really was a sign of a better day, and better weather, to come.

The idea of God covering us with hope and peace as we sleep is one that I cherish and cling to. Because I know that in the long run, everything really will be alright.

1 comment:

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Love this song too! We always lived by the red sky adage out in the sticks where I grew up. We didn't always get tv reception to get a weather forecast, so that was our forecast.

Thanks for sharing!