Surrounded by Angels

April 14, 2017

The first time I heard David LaMotte in concert was the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of high school at Montreat Youth Conference. I was blown away by his amazing musical gift. I immediately became a huge fan and bought every single album he had available that summer. My passion for him and his music continued throughout my college years.

His song We Are Each Other’s Angels inspired me to use some of the lyrics from that song for my final project in Photography II Class in college. While I was not in any way a professional photographer, I did enjoy being as creative as possible and trying new features with my camera. It was through this project that I learned the idea of double exposure and creating “ghost-like” images. While I found it challenging at first, in the end I found it fascinating.

An image from Natalie’s college project, inspired by a David LaMotte song

 

These are the lyrics from I used David’s song, We Are Each Other’s Angels:

We are each other’s angels. We meet when it is time. 

We keep each other going and we show each other signs. 

Sometimes you will stumble.  Sometimes you will fall down. 

Sometimes you will get lonely when there is nobody around. 

You might even lose your colors but don’t ever lose your faith

’cause we are each other’s angels and we meet when it is time.

Click here for the full song on Spotify.

Singer-songwriter David LaMotte

I am a strong believer that we are constantly surrounded by special people in our lives.  Whether they are with us physically, spiritually or emotionally, God places them in our lives to be our angels. These angels guide us along our journey through life and surround us with their steadfast love. They leave footprints on our hearts and strengthen our faith in God by being a constant presence in our life.

Just as Jesus called his disciples, Jesus calls us to go forth and answer our calling, to go and fill someone’s cup and be an angel to others.

If you’re interested in knowing more about David LaMotte—maybe even wondering how you can meet this amazing songwriter—I have good news. You will have the opportunity on Youth Sunday, April 23. Our youth will lead worship at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., with a celebration of confirmands during the 11 a.m. service. David will join our musicians during both services.

Also, during the Formation hour at 10 a.m., you are invited to Wood Fellowship Overflow for a presentation from David LaMotte about a program (PEG Partners) he and his wife founded to support schools in Guatemala. This will also be an opportunity to learn how First Presbyterian will partner with LaMotte and PEG Partners during the summer of 2018 for a combined high school international youth music and mission trip.

I look forward to seeing you at both worship and formation on Youth Sunday, April 23.

-Natalie Raygor