20080630

Music Monday - 20080630

For the past two weeks this song has been playing over and over in my head...

Life is a Highway
by Rascal Flatts from the Cars soundtrack

Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There's a world outside ev'ry darkened door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won't hesitate
To break down the garden gate
There's not much time left today

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Through all these cities and all these towns
It's in my blood and it's all around
I love you now like I loved you then
This is the road and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights

Knock me down get back up again
You're in my blood
I'm not a lonely man
There's no load I can't hold
Roads are rough, this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

Gimme gimme gimme gimme yeah

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long

There was a distance between you and I
A misunderstanding once
But now we look it in the eye

There ain't no load that I can't hold
Roads are rough, this I know
I'll be there when the light comes in
Just tell 'em we're survivors

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long



There's been a few reasons why this song has been coming to mind of late... or least they seem like reasons... ;-)

1) Life is indeed a journey. We never sit still for very long. Our journey is more like an ocean voyage than a trek across country. Even when we sit still long enough to "fold the hands" our lives are never still. Time marches ever onward, thus when we are idle it is more akin to moving along with the tide than sitting still under a shade tree.

2) As a Christian our purpose in life is to glorify God. (1 Corinthians 10:31) Why shouldn't we go through with a joy in our hearts, and a zeal of purpose, when this is our 'mission'?

3) There is a part in the middle that talks about a distance between the singer and the 'audience', but now that gap has been closed. Can we not help but sing with joy about such things?

There are a lot of songs that can be 'twisted' to say things that the original artists meant - both for good and bad. But communication is a two party event. A 'sender' and a 'receiver'. If God is moving in my mind and heart to teach me something is there anything that He cannot use to mold me into the image of His Son? Praise God that He does indeed use ALL things for my good, and His glory.... \o/
Verse for today:
1 Corinthians 10 : 23-33, ESV
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. For “the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.” If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience— I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks?

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

1 comment:

Ms. Coffee said...

That is such a good song. It has a lot of meaning to it.