Today’s song is a powerful story of grace, brotherly love and shining the Light of Jesus, both physically and spiritually. The lyrics tell it all …
I met Craig at a church called Redeeming Grace. It's like he understood my "I don't wanna be here" face. I didn't bow my head, not one single prayer, but he just shook my hand, said "I'm glad you're here." He says, "We'll all be judged" but he was never judgmental; and even though my songs don't belong in no hymnal, he'd quote me my lyrics, slap me on the back, said, "Man, you've got a gift! How d’you write like that?" Yeah, I know, he sounds cool, right? Not your typical kid from Sunday School, right? I still ain't figured out church yеt, nope; but Craig, I get. So no, he can't walk on watеr or turn the Napa Valley red, but he just might be tight with a Man that did. Now, he ain't the Light of the World but I wish that mine was bright as his. Yeah, he just might be tight with a Man that is.
He said, “When you lose a record deal, all the perks fade fast. Dealership said, "We're gonna need to get that mini-van back." So we were down to one car and broke as I fell; my wife and six kids and only five seat belts. I needed help (Please), but couldn't admit I was struggling; Said, "Craig, it's all good" but he knew it all wasn't. A "Hey man, I'm prayin' for you" would've been sufficient, but nah, he took roadside assistance to a whole other level … to sacrificial heights! Showed up at the ballpark after my son's game one night in two cars, with his wife Laura watchin' from the other. I said, "What in the world are y'all doing here, brother?" He just laughed inside that old Chrysler Town and Country van, with the keys, and a title, and a pen in his hand. Said, "Man, all you got to do is sign and it's yours!" I said, "Nah, no way", but he wouldn't take "no" for an answer. He said, "Please do, somebody did this for me once, just let me do this for you." We argued about it for a little while, then I teared up, and Craig smiled. My pride was way too ashamed to be adequately grateful at the moment, but I signed the dotted line, and I drove the kids home. And when the cop pulled up beside us at the light, they didn't have to duck 'cause thanks to Craig, they were all buckled up!
James 1:17 - “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” 1Peter 4:10 - “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” Luke 6:38 - “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 5:16 - “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Odds are, we all can’t give someone a minivan, but we can all be a “Craig” and share the Love of Jesus today!
Writer: Walker Hayes