Today’s song comes from one of my former bosses favorite groups. When I lost my teaching job back in 2012, the Bestes hired me part time for eight months to help maintain their Animal Hospital. When a tornado ripped through a portion of their horse farm, the normal groundskeeper was busy removing trees. Subsequently, I was able to survive until I reinvented myself a year later at Amazon.
But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them, 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastened. 27 When the jailer, startled out of his sleep, saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, because he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here! – Acts 16:25-28
Building 429 was one of the groups that I listened to while I was cutting grass. I purchased a couples of their albums while I worked at the Animal Hospital. On my last day, I bought the Bestes the newest Building 429 album at the time along with a thank you card. We Won’t Be Shaken reminds me of a true story from the first century. Following an earthquake in the middle of a worship service, those in attendance were not shaken.
by Jay Mankus