I've decided that over the next few weeks, as we head into Christmas, Music Mondays will solely feature Christian artists. My reasoning is that if it wasn't for the birth of Jesus, there would be no Christmas. I may bring some Christmas music into the mix on the 24th, Christmas Eve, but I haven't decided for sure, yet.
I will start the consecutive Mondays of Christian music with one of the genre's most popular, and one of my favorite, bands - Third Day. It's been quite awhile, January 17, 2011, since Third Day appeared on The Sheepdog. Since it's a double shot Music Monday, I will play one of the bands early tunes and one of it's latest.
We'll start with "Consuming Fire" from Third Day's self-titled debut album released in 1995. The song's video, which is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here, won a Billboard Music Award for Best Christian Music Video.
For video #2, we will look to Third Day's most recent album release, Miracle. The album was released earlier this year, and it's first single "I Need A Miracle" has quickly climbed the Christian charts. In fact, "I Need A Miracle" hit #1 last week making it Third Day's 28th #1 song.
All of us go through things at one time or another that are tough. If you're having a tough time today, or are hurting, or just need some encouragement, I hope you will watch this video and listen to the words of the song. I pray it will provide what you're looking for. The song's music video is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here.
I hope everyone enjoys today's Third Day Double Shot.