india: holy river.

January 9, 2012, Michaela Evanow, 6 Comments

Time for spreading some beauty today. This is a spectacular video and song, made with love by Aradhna. This song is going on my birthing playlist, whether I use it or not! I have heard music in labour can be wonderful or terrible. But this song strikes a special cord, and it will be hard not to remember all those labouring mothers in India, while I myself, birth a baby.

Be encouraged today and blessed by the exotic.

“A Yeshu Bhakta (devotee of Jesus) rises every morning and pours out his prayers into a brass vessel. Carrying the vessel through the streets, he offers these prayers into the Ganges River, a symbol of his suffering Lord, a pure river, that for thousands of years has embraced life and death, and the pollution of humanity. With quiet hope, he immerses the pot, and fills it with the life of his Lord. Then he returns home to pray again for the city he loves.”

Not from the Well

Not from the river will it be brought to me

I long for the water that will never make me thirst again
Water, give me water, I am thirsty

You are sunlight
Rain crashing on tin
You are the love of a mother
Lips on baby skin, on baby skin

Holy river after river
You ease my suffering mind
You ease my suffering mind
Water pours into these wastelands
Your streams in a desert dry
Holy river after river
You ease my suffering mind.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Bev. Nash (Grandma) January 10, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    That last comment was mine, not Dad’s.

  • Reply Jack Nash (father) January 10, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Ohhhh, love the sound. You find the greatest music!

  • Reply Emma January 10, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    This is soothing to the soul, beautiful lyrics!

  • Reply Jack Nash January 9, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Failed to mention that I watched some of the associated clips… Good stuff.

  • Reply Jack Nash January 9, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Wow, I really enjoyed that… found it very worshipful and reverent to the Lord!

    Thanks.

    • Reply Michaela. January 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      beautiful aren’t they? I can’t get enough of their sound. You should read their story too! They’re actually Americans!

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