I was listening to a song by the group Big Daddy Weave and heard a stanza that captured my heart: “If I told you my story, you would hear victory. If I told you my story, you would hear Life. Ohh-ohh, to tell you my story is to tell of Him.”
My inner response was — wow! Those 31 words summarize pages and pages of interactive conversation and testimony between the “I” of his verse and Papa God. As I pondered the lyricist’s verse, the natural question arose: what would people hear from the song of my life? Or from yours? A funeral dirge? A nursery rhyme of phrases that make no sense except in their own context? A country-style lament regarding being “done wrong” and seeing no justice in the world?
Or would they be able to hear Jesus say “Take courage; I have overcome the world”? (John 16:33)
MIXED MELODY OF MESSAGES
I would like to be able to say that the latter is always true in my life. Unfortunately, Peter and I have much in common and that is not the case. Depending on which verse of life people had tuned in to, I have no doubt that my “song” would have sent a mixed melody of messages that displayed confusion, misunderstanding, doubt or unbelief. As many different circumstances are thrown before us, I think that we, like Elijah, need to turn our eyes towards seeing the smallest cloud that will lead to that future rain of divine promise or destiny, manifest.
And while we wrestle with that, the song of our lives is always being sung — through hours and days and weeks of time. Continue reading “What Would People Hear From the Song of Your Life?”