Beautiful Things video

Heads up! This post was published about 12 years ago.

Those of you who have been following my Facebook or Twitter ravings probably already know how much I have been enjoying Gungor‘s new album, Beautiful Things. I’m not going to try to describe it to you, except to say that it is diverse, interesting, and worth your time… so go buy it. πŸ™‚

We used the title track from this album behind a video we made recently.  Our church just finished the series “Prodigal God” based on the book by Tim Keller. The final message in the series is both a celebration and an invitation: “Come to the Table”. It’s about how God rescued us and invited us to feast, just as the father did in Jesus’ parable.  He redeems our failures, turning our dust and ashes into beautiful thingsβ€”an infinitely costly, divine alchemy. It has always been that way; from the moment he formed Adam from dust to the Great Redemption Of All Things at the end of time, what our God touches is transformed.  We showed this video just before we celebrated communion together.

Credit where credit is due: The sand artist footage is Mark Demel performing at Willow Creek; that footage is available here. The time-lapse flowers are courtesy of stopchiyski from this amazing youtube video. The music, as I said above, is “Beautiful Things” by Gungor. The main points of posting this are: 1) to get churches and creative arts folks thinking about creative ways to collage/reuse older material like we did with this sand painting footage, and 2) to convince you to go buy Gungor’s new album. πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Beautiful Things video

  1. awesome job with this. way cool how such an awesome message is communicated though the various sources you found and put together. btw, where’d you get the great acting? πŸ™‚

    i think you should see if the various contributors are ok with you keeping this video up πŸ™‚

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