Worship at Crossroads
It is finally here! The long awaited worship album from Kermit Easterling, "Worship @ Crossroads". The CD contains eleven catchy original new songs recorded at a live night of worship at Crossroads Community Church in Maryville, Tennessee. The album begins with a word of prayer and then dives into the upbeat "The Great I Am" which makes you want to jump up and down while focusing on the greatness of God. The album keeps things hopping with "I Wanna Be" and "Swept Away" which talk about being lost in the wonder of God. "Song of Praise" is a simple song encouraging the listener to lift up their hands and voices in praise. The album switches focus a bit with "Lay It Down", a piano driven ballad, encouraging the listener to bring their burdens to the foot of the cross. "Grace" is a very personal song dealing with our daily struggles against sin and the forgiveness that comes by God's grace. The song pulls inspiration from Paul in Romans 7:15 where he says, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." The song also contains, in the bridge, a rendetion of the classic, "Amazing Grace". "Hallelujah, Praise the King" is a song true to it's title - pure and simple worship of God at it's finest. "I Will Praise" pays tribute to the classic "It Is Well with My Soul". It addresses the fact that worship is not about us, but about God. There are times when life is hard and it is not easy to worship, but that does not excuse us. We are called to lift our voices high, even when we might not feel like it. The song "Shine in Me" recognizes the fact that God is the light of the world. It is a prayer that God's light might shine in our lives for the whole world to see. Psalm 95 tells us, "Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.", and that is just what the song "Come Let Us Worship" focuses on. It encourages us to kneel before our Maker in praise and to come with thanksgiving before our God. The album ends with the energetic, "Sing Praise Songs to God". This song really gets the blood pumping. No one said that worship has to be quiet; this song gives a call to shout at the top of your lungs and to raise the roof for our God. This is a fitting ending for this noteworthy release from Kermit Easterling, who encourages us to worship God in all things. If you have not experienced the magic from a time of worship with Kermit I highly recommend that you do. This guy is truly gifted and promises big things to come. So pick up a copy of this album and do not forget to get one for all your friends too! "Worship @ Crossroads" is an album that begs to be heard!