Don't know if anyone is familiar with this guy, but he is a Christian artist, genre is Folk Rock/Christian.

I have listened to some of his music in the past. But, this past weekend I was preparing to go out of town for work...decided to rip some CDs to my laptop and then sync them to my MP3 player to listen to on the plane rides.

I was scouring the house for Christian music and his cd "Ripen" was among those I found.

On the plane ride I decided to listen to Ripen first...the last song on the cd literally blew my doors off...it tells how God is here for our "little boys" and His desire to comfort us in our pain and loss. Shawn wrote this about himself and his fight to be delivered from his drug addiction, but it fits our plight so well too. I have a link to a YouTube performance of the song as well as the lyrics:

Shawn McDonald - "Lovely"

Lovely

Let me tell you a story
Of a little boy who had lost his way
In search for something to make it a better day,
But all he seemed to find
Was a world of hurt and pain
And a place that didn't seem to care that he'd lost his way.
So the boy began to cry.
Yes, the boy began to cry.

Does anyone love?
Does anyone care?
Is anyone out there?
That finds me lovely
That fnds me lovely
That finds me lovely?

Just when the little boy had lost all hope
Well, along came a Man that ushered him in.
He held him to His chest
And He said "Little boy, it's time that you rest"
He opened up His arms
And said, "I've been searching for you for some time.
Now, Little Boy, you have found a home
And no longer shall you roam"
Then the Man began to cry.
Yes, the Man began to cry.

Don't you know I love you?
Don't you know I care?
And I will always be here,
And I find you lovely.
Yes, I find you lovely.
Yes I find you so so lovely.
I find you lovely...
Yes, I find you lovely