Archive for October 2009
This is something I wrote over the summer, and I thought timely as a repost, As I find myself in a similar situation once again. ENJOY.
Disclaimer: the following is in thought vomit format. nothing theological or even well thought out ahead. Just merely what’s on my brain at precisely
4:08 pm Thursday, July 2, 2009
The Song “Remind Me I’m Alive” by Ivoryline has recently provoked some thought for me.
“Busy” has been the definition of my lifestyle of late. Busy can be positive or negative or both. For me i’d say both, its been definitely positive in some ways, but also negative in other ways.
When we get busy, when life is consuming, when things become mundane and average, or Overwhelming and Chaotic dont we need to be Reminded We are Alive? I mean to be alive is the act of living. which is something we have no control over… The concept is easily overlooked and quite simple but I doubt it is easily accurately grasped. I also doubt when the author wrote this song he intended for it to have spiritual implications, but for me it just hit me. He says “Everything I see reminds me of just how beautiful you can be” He then says he’s waiting for love to open his eyes to the fact that he is alive. I know I find myself doing that alot. I look for things to make me see right or to make me feel satisfied, when all I have to do is ask to be “Reminded that we are Alive” and that really should be more then enough to get us through. Everything around me is given to me with purpose. I will only survive through it by looking to the Creator of Life as the giver of mercy for all circumstances.
18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
I leave you with a bit of the lyrics to read over.
Everything I see reminds me
Of just how beautiful you can be
I’m waiting for a feeling
That would make love open my eyes
Remind me I’m alive
Now we see that everything we have
And everything we lack
Is exactly what we need
Every single day
Everything we’ve made
Has put us in this place in just this way