Wednesday, February 27, 2008

21st time

Listening to this song (by Monk and Neagle, snippet o' song below) yesterday while driving, the words caught me as surprisingly poignant. I guess especially the point of the continuous pattern: because I'm well past the 1st, 2nd, 3rd time... It's one thing to ignore, but why do we, the redeemed in Christ do exactly this? Pretend not to see.

Nowhere to live, nowhere to fall
He used to have money, but he's wasted it all
His face is a photograph burned in my mind
But I pretend not to see him for the 21st time

He may be a drifter, who's grown old and gray
But what if it's Jesus and I walk away
I say I'm the body and drink of the wine
But I pretend not to see him for the 21st time

This is a call for a change in my heart
I realize that I've not been doing my part
When I needed a Savior, I found it in Him
He gave to me now I'll give back to them

Swahili word for the day:
Heshimu means "Respect."
(our fellow Lexingtonians should appreciate this one and the memories from the turn of the century that it evokes)

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