Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Comfort in music August 30, 2017

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Raindrops on hosta. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo.


ON AN AFTERNOON WHEN TEARS rushed in rivers down my cheeks, when my heart ached with grief for my friends, when the reality of life seemed too overwhelming, my compassion and love not enough, I took comfort in the words of contemporary Christian singer Laura Story.

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

Story’s Blessings has uplifted me in the past, carried me through angst and worry and difficulties. Music holds healing power when used in a positive, inspiring and memorable way. It is a gift, a prayer. From those who write it, to those who hear it (as I did on Twin Cities based Christian radio station KTIS) and to those who experience comfort within the lyrics.

FYI: To listen to Blessings, click here.


16 Responses to “Comfort in music”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    I love that song as well. Praying for you and your friends.

  2. Blessings truly come in all forms for sure 🙂 Take Care My Friend ((((((((loveandhugs))))))

  3. Valerie Says:

    Music can speak to so many feelings. Thanks for sharing this song of comfort to you.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I will have to go listen

  5. Jackie Says:

    Praying for this very difficult time. For your friends and their loss, and for you and Randy as you love, support and encourage you friends. Laura Story’s “Blessing’s” is one of my favorite songs, I LOVE the words….so much hope & promise.

  6. Gotta love the “Wordsmith” who’s mind is not that of our own
    Yeah, you gotta love the wordsmith for the magnificent seed they’ve been sown
    For thus they lead you to a landscape in an age where only visions are grown
    and where the wind it is wafted, waned and is lofted, yet seldom is said to be blown
    That is why you gotta love the wordsmith who may show you a language unknown
    and perhaps offer an aisle to enlightenment, on a pathway that is yours all your own!

    ~Jack Downing~

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