Saturday, September 11, 2010

Love Is Deeper

As I watched old news clips from 9/11, I was surprised not, by the grief I felt, but by the frustration.  I am frustrated that the evil that was unleashed that day is still ongoing.  I am frustrated that terrorists are still plotting and carrying out horrific acts of violence.  I am frustrated that wackos who threaten to burn the Quran get so much press.  I am frustrated that love and grace seem to be in such short supply (I am especially frustrated when love and grace are lacking from those who claim to be saved by the love and grace of Jesus).  

As I thought about these frustrating things, God reminded me of a song by David Wilcox that refocussed my thoughts.  God reminded that love is deeper and love wins.  
The first minute is David tuning his guitar - if you endure that part, the song is worth it.  


You say you see no hope, you say you see no reason
We should dream that the world would ever change
You're saying love is foolish to believe
'Cause there'll always be some crazy with an army or a knife
To wake you from your day dream, put the fear back in your life...

Look, if someone wrote a play just to glorify
What's stronger than hate, would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late he's almost in defeat
It's looking like the evil side will win, so on the edge
Of every seat, from the moment that the whole thing begins


It is Love who makes the mortar
And it's love who stacked these stones
And it's love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we're alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it's love that wrote the play...
For in this darkness love can show the way

So now the stage is set. Feel you own heart beating in your chest. 
This life's not over yet.
so we get up on our feet and do our best. 
We play against the fear. We play against the reasons not to try
We're playing for the tears burning in the happy angel's eyes

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