I’ll be honest. I worry quite a bit the youth of this generation. A few of them are my own children.
Who will they look up to? Is everyone falling for what the world is selling? Who’s on the Lord’s side?
Those questions race through my mind and at times I’m really concerned – and then an occasional burst of light peaks through the horizon.
The most recent ray of sunlight and optimism has come from Hinge Point, three sisters who have burst onto the YouTube scene.
Their YouTube channel description reads: “We are three sisters ages 14 -16 that love to sing together; something we have loved doing since we were little. Now, we are writing songs together too! We especially love singing about our Savior, Jesus Christ. We hope that you feel his love for you through our music!”
And let me tell you, Hinge Point is great at writing music!
General Conference Inspiration
Two incredible songs they have written are based off of General Conference talks, one being Michelle Craig’s talk, Eyes to See, and Becky Craven’s entitled, Keep the Change, both given during October 2020.
Recently, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shared the following post on Facebook:
“I was sitting in my office going through emails and noticed that someone had sent me a link to a song. The music began to flow through the speakers, and my tears flowed as well.
These wonderful young women are not only amazingly talented, but how had they managed to capture the heart of my talk in such a beautiful way? I felt a whole range of emotion—amazement that someone would write a song based on my last conference talk and love for others who so beautifully communicate the message I felt in my heart as I prepared.
It’s amazing how music can do that, stir things in your soul and testify or inspire in a way nothing else can, especially when I had wanted so desperately to say what He would say to you all if he were there.
Writing a talk for general conference is a soul-stretching experience—Heavenly Father cares about every word and is so kind in helping inspire messages that He wants shared. But still, you wonder.
I want to see deeply. I want to see what you have for me, Lord. Please open my eyes. I love you, Hinge Point! You took my words and made them soar.”
How Hinge Point Was Born
One of the things I love most about Hinge Point is their name! They explained:
“After Covid hit last year and everything was shut down we didn’t really know where we fit in to everything. We realized that things that seemed important before were fading and that our focus was changing too. We felt guided to officially start our singing group and focus our music on Jesus Christ. There had been lots of references to hinge point and we all felt like that name would be perfect. It was a literal change in focus and direction.”
One of those references to hinge points was made by President Russell M. Nelson during the Rome, Italy Temple dedication. He said:
“This is a hinge point in the history of the church. Things are going to move forward at an accelerated pace..” President Russell M. Nelson said. He later added, “The church is going to have an unprecedented future, unparalleled; we’re just building up to what’s ahead now.”
What’s On The Horizon?
Hinge Point will be releasing a country EP in a few weeks. It has the two conference talk songs plus two new songs. The matriarch of Hinge Point, mom Kara, shared:
One of them was inspired by President Nelson’s concept of letting god prevail. It’s called Life is Good and it’s about how life can be crazy and hard and is full of twists and turns but, “when we allow god to prevail in our lives, He reassures us everything will be alright.”
We are so excited to hear all of the great things that Hinge Point will continue to do. We are blessed to have some incredible youth who are doing amazing things to spread the light of Christ throughout the world.