My name is Matthew Macaulay and I’ve made an album called Life/Light.
Why? Let me start with a story...
A man worked on a farm. One day the farmer came to him and placed a small red bucket in his hand. "I need you to go out into the fields to collect water."
"Do you trust me?"
"Then don't question me, just return when your bucket is full."
The man walked out into the fields, thinking it would only take a couple of weeks to fill the bucket. It took seven years. He filled it with drops of rain and even his tears. Eventually he wandered back to the farm. "Here is the water I collected.”
"Will you let me use it?"
"But it's taken me seven years to collect."
"I know," said the farmer. "Do you still trust me?"
And with that the farmer emptied the small bucket of water into his reservoir.
Life and Light. These two words describe who Jesus is and what we can share with others when we follow him. Honest. That’s the one word I can think of that best describes the album.
Catching fish. That’s what I hope the album will do. I hope it will help people by giving them something that lights the way, something that draws them home.
Or, to put it another way - It took me a while to fill this little bucket. But I hope it can help bring life where life is needed. (read more...)