So, about three weeks ago, I was browsing the internet for radio stations outside the US to learn about new bands from other parts of the world. While listening to a radio station out of New Zealand, I found what I was looking for. Introducing …… The Lads!
If you were to watch a few more video’s of theirs on Youtube, you would see that these gents enjoy having a good time with their music videos. Their songs are not really very different. This particular song, ‘Shine Like Stars,’ carries the message of Philippians 2:15. The song brings to mind the idea of living everyday for the Lord so that the world can’t ignore the gospel’s light. Paul’s passage from Philippians is in reference to how we live specifically with our attitudes, but there is no doubt that this concept of shining like stars before the lost can be extended to all area’s of a Christian’s life.
The notion that we are supposed to be the light of the world is something we can trace back to the Sermon on the Mount, one of the central sermons in Jesus’ ministry. Stars make an excellent image to consider, as they shine so brightly that infinite darkness struggles to contain their light. Wouldn’t it be nice to see more Christian lives that can be explained that way?
This song comes from the CD, ‘Secrets of the Universe,’ and it is slotted as the third track. While I will not say the album is loaded with unknown treasures, there are some fun songs and some quality messages for you to listen to. Here’s to New Zealand today! – Timothy