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Friday, May 13, 2011

Sidewalk Prophets

I have a new music group that God has been using to inspire me lately. I saw them at Winterjam in January and I am hoping to get a chance to see them when they come to Bethany, MO in June for the Lifelight concert. Anyway the lyrics to their songs have been a wonderful source of meditation about what it means for me to follow Jesus. They have a way of helping me to think about what it means to be real about our love for God and our love for others. Today I thought I would share a couple of those lyrics that have been continually rolling around in my mind.

The first is a line from their song "You can have me".

If I saw You on the street
And You said come and follow me
But I had to give up everything
All I once held dear and all of my dreams
Would I love You enough to let go
Or would my love run dry
When You asked for my life
When did love become unmoving?
When did love become unconsuming?
Forgetting what the world has told me
Father of love, You can have me.

Love should move us and consume us. Do I love enough to let go of everything else and be consumed and moved by my love of God?

The next is from their song "Show me How To Love".

Passed by you today
Why is there a war between us?
Are you not my brother?
Are you not my sister?
Something’s got to change
Stood by you today
Why is there a wall between us?
Are you not my sister?
Are you not my brother?
Well something’s got to change
I confess that I’ve been blind
Open up this heart of mine
Show me how to love
Farther than this world I know
Take me where You want me to go
Show me how to love

Our love of God is revealed in our love of our others. There should not be hostility, hate, and walls between brothers and sisters in Christ. Something has to change. Our hearts have to change. Our love has to change to be the love of Jesus.

Some things to meditate on from the Sidewalk Prophets.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

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