It’s been a long, long time since I wrote, and I feel like I owed it to the Lord to keep my commitment to keep writing on this blog… after all, a lot of it’s for my own benefit…
I don’t have time for a long entry today, but I wanted to at least share this… In the theme of sharing secular music with God, I wanted to introduce one you’ve probably heard but never thought about as a religious song… But strangely, it works perfectly. People my age will remember it from Tom Cochrane, and younger people will remember it from Rascal Flatts. It’s Life is a Highway.
I’ve presented it here in shortened version, if you don’t believe me:
“There’s a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won’t haunt you anymore
Where brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won’t hesitate
There’s not much time left today
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
Knock me down and back up again
You’re in my blood; I’m not a lonely man
There was a distance between you and I
A misunderstanding once
But now we look in the eye
There ain’t no load that I can’t hold
A road so rough this I know
I’ll be there when the light comes in
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
Life is a highway”
God bless, and have a good weekend. – M. Hart
This I the shortest story I’ll ever tell on this blog.
The other day, thinking over some of the arguments I’ve heard against God, I had one of those moments of arrogance I often have, when I think to myself that I’ll think not as a Christian but as a “smart”, worldly person. In arrogance I thought to myself, “maybe they’re right. But I don’t care if I die and I find out God isn’t real, I’ll still be glad that I spent my adult life in the faith.” It’s a true sentiment, but it came not from gratitude for the Christian life, but from a desire to weaken the laws of my own religion in exchange for sounding a little “smarter”, a little more “logical”. Well, right then and there, my car stalled out for just a moment, preventing me from merging into the lane that I immediately thereafter realized had a speeding car passing through my blind spot. Guess God is still real, and still in charge, and resistant to being put underfoot, even if just intellectually.
God bless you, and have a good weekend.
Psalm 46:1-6 God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble! There is a river of joy flowing through the city of our God—the sacred home of the God above all gods. God himself is living in that city; therefore it stands unmoved despite the turmoil everywhere. He will not delay his help. The nations rant and rave in anger—but when God speaks, the earth melts in submission and kingdoms totter into ruin.
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