As a Gen X-er, rarely did my children and I see eye to eye on music. However, when I played an old CD mix in my car, one of my sons was extremely surprised by today’s James Clay song. Franklin Park isn’t the most spiritual song that you’ll find, but the inspiration behind the lyrics is noteworthy. Jason wrote about growing up in a trailer park.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your [z]moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and [aa]recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven, Matthew 5:14-16.
My favorite part of Franklin Park is the imagery that life can be like living in a zoo. When individuals aren’t disciplined and are allowed to do whatever they want, this is the kind of environment that emerges. Franklin Park is an unique testimony that speaks to a large audience. May listening to Jason’s song inspired you to write down your own testimony so that God will use you to reach others that no one else can reach.
by Jay Mankus