Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Boycott Hunger

Hey Friends, tomorrow I am participating in "Boycott Hunger," and hope you will consider doing it, too. The main point is that you skip at least one meal tomorrow, and donate the money you would have spent on your meal to a charity that's purpose is to fight hunger. Read more about it here!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Love Songs

On my way home from Dutch Wonderland last night, I turned my IPOD onto my "favs" playlist, on shuffle. Two songs came on, and it made me wonder what my Aunt (who was my front seat passenger) thought about them. I'm sure she had never heard them before, and I tried to listen to them from her perspective. Perhaps she understood right away that they were Christian songs being sung to God, but they could have just as easily come accross as "way too obsessed about your boyfriend or girlfriend love song."

The first one was TobyMac's "Made To Love" with the following lyrics:

I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
and be loved by you
You were here before me
you were waiting on me
and you said you'd keep me
never will you leave me
I was made to love
and be loved by you


anything I would give up for you
Everything I'd give it all away

The other song was FFH's "Your Love is Life To Me" with the following lyrics

Your love is life to me
my truest moments my deepest need
without it one moment I don't know where I'd be
your love is life to me
bread for my body
light for my eyes
all that I need you daily provides
deep in my being
more than my blood
my very existence
depends on your love

If these were regular pop songs about a girlfriend or boyfriend, people would get a bad feeling about them, as if the person was too obsessed, or stalkerish, or maybe just putting too much of the whole meaning of their life in being in love with another human being.

Instead, these are love songs to God. Because we can be obsessed with Him. We can stalk Him. We can make the whole meaning of our life about loving Him. A human being cannot be this "everything" to us.

On another note, tomorrow is my 11th wedding anniversary. I have to say, I've got "one of the good ones." Danny's a fantastic husband, and could probably teach a class on "how to be a good husband." However, my "very existence" does not depend on Danny's Love, but I do (insert our cheesy, sappy wedding song) "tip my hat to the keep of the stars" for joining our two hearts.