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Chris Greenwood, who goes by the stage name Manafest, lost his father to suicide when he was five years old. A few years later, he accepted Christ at a summer camp, and it was at that camp he met his future wife. At fourteen years old, Chris discovered his interest in skateboarding and hoped to make it his career. One accident drastically changed the course of his life when he discovered he was no longer able to skateboard. During that time, God told him to begin writing music. Soon, he started his career as a Christian artist. Manafest’s “Teardrops” reminds us to hold onto our faith in Christ and trust in Him.

Teardrops keep on fallin’, they won’t stop

Keep on crawlin’ ’til they turn off

I’ll keep wipin’ these teardrops, teardrops

From “Teardrops” by Manafest

We can find true rest in Christ as He is the ultimate satisfaction for our souls. Despite inevitable circumstances and unexpected situations, our God is faithful.

While we will experience heartache in this life, we can rest in the hope that one day, we will live in eternity with our Savior. On that day, God assures us that there will be no tears, pain, or suffering.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

This deeply emotional song touches the hearts of its listeners as it addresses the pain that we face in this life. Whenever we feel overwhelmed or uncertain of the future, we can trust that Christ is in control and sustaining us, day by day. Following Jesus may not always be easy, but it will always be worth it.

Check out the “Teardrops” music video here:

Here are this week’s top songs on the MEL:

Drew Holcomb & The NeighborsDance With Everybody (w/ The National Parks)
Evvie McKinneyChurch
John Mark McMillanHas It Been You
ColorvaultSo Sure
John Van DeusenBe Not Far From Here
Hannah HoneyLove U Need
Judah & The LionTake A Walk
SwitchfootYouth of the Young
BlancaNew Day
LJ the MessengerPraise
Madison Ryann WardProdigal
Ella DrablosEvergreen
Thunderstorm ArtisStronger
Caedmon’s CallHope to Carry On (2022)
Half * AliveEverything Machine
Dante BoweReal Kind of Love
Aaron ColeHands
TylerhatesLifeKeyboard Warriors
Ben RectorHeroes
Jervis CampbellLet’s Go Home
The ApartmentCold Outside (w/ Dante Bowe)
Die-rekYear of Redemption
EikonYour Love Is
Wood Drake SessionsI See A King (w/Liz Vice)
Marcus RogersGod Is Good
Tina BoonstraMartha
Apollo LTDSoul Worth Saving
The Porter’s GateThe Kingdom Is Coming (w/ Josh Garrels & Terrian)
Naomi RaineNot Ready
HenrikReal Love
Half * AliveMove Me
WandeThey Didn’t Know II
FRVR FreeBeautiful Day!
Jordy SearcyDaylight
NeedtobreatheTalk of The Town
Jervis CampbellHold Me Together
NeedtobreatheTalk of The Town (acoustic)
Social Club MisfitsGot What You Need (w/ Jordan Feliz)
Madison CunninghamAnywhere
Trip LeeHomecoming
Steven MalcolmAin’t Playin (ft. Social Club Misfits)
Joshua Luke SmithHold Me Back
ColorvaultShall Be Forever
HulveyHave Me
Evvie McKinneyBut God
BenjiAll Good
John Van DeusenYou Tell Me
Hannah Honeygoandtell
ChastityLove So Sweet (w/ Porsha Love)
Social Club MisfitsWho That Is
Sajan NauriyalMorning Always Comes
Young OceansThis Wild Earth (w/Josh Garrels)
Lathan WarlickLook Up to the Sky (w/ Blessing Offor)
Jonathan TraylorThis Kind of Love
Kurtis HoppieRooftops
Gable Price and FriendsI Need You
Jill PhillipsGenerous Mercy
Joshua MicahLet the Light In (w/ Owl City)
The New RespectsDon’t Worry
Judah & The LionHappy Life
Tenielle NedaSame Side
SwitchfootThe Hard Way
CortesSay I
Thi’slStrange Things
Yam HausReady To Go (From “American Song Contest”)
Austin FrenchGood Feeling
HollynBird’s Eye View
Darla BaltazarAin’t The First Time
SwitchThis Is The Love
EikonKeeps Me Alive
JOHNNYSWIMSing It Outloud (w/ Drew Holcomb)
Matthew ParkerRoses
Mat KearneyOdds
Ross KingThings That I’m Afraid Of
BrvndonPFear of Heights
LovknObsession With Eyes
Dawson HollowSeabird
Mat KearneyTimes Like This (w/ Devon Gilfillian)
Trombone ShortyCome Back
Aryn MichellePariah
SoulboxNobody Like You
Ashley ClevelandKeep Me Runnin’
SansonneIn My Head
Thunderstorm ArtisTake Me to the Fire
Sara GrovesHold Me Jesus
nobigdyl.One Way
Andy MineoWorking On It
Riley ClemonsHeadspace
Mat KearneySave Me
nobigdyl.What A Day
Natalie BergmanYou’ve Got A Friend In Jesus
Sandra McCrackenMost of the Time w/ Colin Hay
Natalie BergmanKeep Those Teardrops From Falling
Carly BannisterSame Team