This is a special song to my heart, which almost always makes me cry. It’s another one by Mumford & Sons, called “After the Storm.” It speaks of a beautiful biblical truth: for the Christian, there is a promise of heaven at last and, in the end, a New Kingdom with no more struggles like this. This is the worst things will ever get, praise God. We read this promise in Revelation 21:4 — “He [Christ] will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Oh, thank you Lord!
I also love the sweet quiet verse when he says, “I took you by the hand, and we stood tall;” it gives me a picture of my husband and me standing strong side-by-side in this valley, and someday looking back as we stand again on the mountaintop, Lord willing. I always cry when he sings, “There will come a time you’ll see, with no more tears, and love will not break your heart…” — because that’s what a lot of this struggle is, right? A deep love in your heart for your child who is not yet here [and for many of you, I know, a child that has been lost].
Anyway, it feels kind of sad, but it speaks of truth and with encouragement to stay strong during the storm and “get over your hill.” Hopefully it touches you more than it makes you cry like a baby.