Reflections on Casting Crowns new CD “Thrive”
As many of you will know from my previous posts, God revealed the word “roots” to me for 2014, and I have been exploring this through what God has been doing in me and my family’s lives at the moment. Well this month, whilst in a place where house moving stuff was going badly and I needed a little pick-me-up, I came across Casting Crowns new album – thrive. The cover immediately jumped out at me as a picture of a tree with its roots on show and I thought “I need to buy this album!”.
Casting Crowns have a very particular sound, and I know it might not be to everyone’s liking. Me and my husband go through phases of loving their albums and then getting bored of them. But I really do love the way that they weave scripture into their songs and challenge you at the same time. Each song on this album comes with the scripture next to it that it was inspired by. But this album is even better as all its songs have two main focus’ that tie in with the image of a tree:
- Dig Deep – this is about establishing strong roots in the Lord and our relationship with him and getting to know him better. As the leader of the band says “This helps us understand who God is and who we are in Him.”
- Reach out – this is about making God known to others. The leader of the band says “This helps us show the world that we belong to Jesus and that Jesus is God”