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Why It Matters

Why do the arts matter? Why does Beauty matter?

I don’t believe I have ever heard a better explanation than the song Why It Matters, by Sara Groves. I can still remember Gina coming to me years ago while I typed away at my first novel, battling discouragement (as always), and saying, “This song is what you’re doing.”

I hope so! Even if it’s just in a small way for a few people, I hope so.

We love Sara Groves in our home and this is one of many reasons why. She (like Andrew Peterson) always seems to be singing about our life. Do you have that experience too?

Thank you, Sara. Like a single cup of water, oh it matters.

Lyrics below. Here’s the record, Add to the Beauty (and it’s wonderful).

Why It Matters by Sara Groves


Sit with me and tell me once again

Of the story that’s been told us

Of the power that will hold us

Of the beauty, of the beauty

Why it matters


Speak to me until I understand

Why our thinking and creating

Why our efforts of narrating

About the beauty, of the beauty

And why it matters


Like the statue in the park

Of this war torn town

And it’s protest of the darkness

And the chaos all around

With its beauty, how it matters

How it matters


Show me the love that never fails

The compassion and attention

Midst confusion and dissension

Like small ramparts for the soul

How it matters


Like a single cup of water

How it matters


Are there other songs, or expressions of soul, that are like this for you? 

My friend Kelly writes more about the songs background. Worth reading. 


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