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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Of Statues and Air Supply

I was starting to write another report for school, when I noticed something today sitting at my computer desk. My three only statues of any religious significance had their backs turned to me. I don't remember putting them like that, and it is possible that one of my kids or my wife shuffled them around while I was at work. Still...I've fallen into the muck and am having a hard time getting back up. This could be a silly coincidence. Or maybe it's a sign that I have a lot more at stake here than self pity and wallowing in my sins. Perhaps it's time to man up and seek God's forgiveness. Redemption.

This reminds me of when I was in another rut not to long ago and a song came on by Air Supply. Just for the record, I'm not a huge fan. Never the less, the song had me in tears. All Out of Love. I'm sure the song has nothing to do with it, but all I could think of was Jesus. As cornball as it may seem, look at the lyrics or listen to the song. Imagine that instead of a Members Only Jacket wearing light rocker singing to a lady, you have a sinner singing to Christ.


I'm lying alone with my head on the phone
Thinking of you till it hurts
I know you hurt too but what else can we do
Tormented and torn apart
I wish I could carry your smile and my heart
For times when my life feels so low
It would make me believe what tomorrow could bring
When today doesn't really know, doesn't really know

[Chorus:]
I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you
I know you were right believing for so long
I'm all out of love, what am I without you
I can't be too late to say that I was so wrong

I want you to come back and carry me home
Away from this long lonely nights
I'm reaching for you, are you feeling it too
Does the feeling seem oh so right
And what would you say if I called on you now
And said that I can't hold on
There's no easy way, it gets harder each day
Please love me or I'll be gone, I'll be gone

[Chorus]

Oh, what are you thinking of?
What are you thinking of?
Oh, what are you thinking of?
What are you thinking of?

[Chorus x3]

Till this day I can't hear that song without getting a lump in my throat. Honest.

Friends, I am about the most despicable and predictable of sinners. Yet, in the strangest and sometimes most magnificent ways, Christ calls to me--to all sinners--toward repentance. So when I noticed those statues with their backs turned to me...it was like a clarion call. Hell is like God turning his back on you FOREVER. Now is the time to repent, to love God, TO ACCEPT HIS FORGIVENESS!

I long for the day when Christ doesn't have to use a cheesy early 80's band or damaged little statues to turn my head again toward him. For now, I'm glad. Glad with my whole heart that He loves me enough to use whatever means to call me back to Him.




2 comments:

  1. HILARIOUS! Glad to see you back in the saddle...

    Oh, wait :)

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  2. No no. Air Supply before. Aerosmith after.

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