Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Jason Gray - "Nothing is Wasted"
I like this song. I'm surprised it's getting the full treatment of having a radio mix, official video and I have actually heard it on the radio. That says much for Centricity as a recording label and more for Jason as a crafter of songs.
I'm surprised since he has a ton of songs that are catchy and may play better. I'm also surprised because the song drips with the gospel. Life being painful and it is picked up by loving hands and used for glory. It also touches on a deep subtle truth I'm starting to learn; leaning on the faith of Jesus.
It goes back to a sermon I heard and the pastor point out that it is the "faith OF Christ" not "faith IN Christ". He got into the Greek grammar:
NIV is poor in its translation:
16 know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in[d] Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified.
KJV treats it better:
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
Anyway, enjoy the song and video. I will.