Saturday, June 24, 2006

Believe

Brooks and Dunn released “Believe” a few weeks ago, a song about a young man who was unofficially mentored by an old man in his hometown. The old man had experienced much grief, and the young man was amazed at his sanity. “How do you keep from going crazy?”

He said, ‘I'll see my wife and son in just a little while.’
I asked him what he meant
He looked at me and smiled, said

(Chorus)
‘I raise my hands, bow my head;
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red.
They tell me that there's more to life than just what I can see.
Oh I believe.’

There will always be something more in the words written in red for you to find in your search for truth. There is an endless supply of living water and bread of life for you. You’ll never be thirsty or hungry, but you’ll never empty the stream or the storehouse. How should I live in these circumstances? How should I treat this person whom I have contacted? How can I have peace in my heart? What does love look like? Why do I feel like God is against me? How could God forgive me for what I’ve done? Why has God blessed me so much? How can I have hope for tomorrow in the darkness of today? How can there be anything better than what I am experiencing with the grace of God right now?

All these questions, and there is truth in the words of Scripture about them. There is more to life that just what you can see. It doesn’t all end in a slow riding hearse. I believe! That’s Life at Work!

2 comments:

preacherman said...

Powerful song.
That is life at work!
Great post.
I enjoyed reading your blog.

Stephanie said...

Richard, I love this song. It says so much in such simple ways. It reminds me that there are times I need to just slow down and listen.....There is so much to learn from my friends, family, and "the words written in red."

Love ya!
Stephanie & Joshua