Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Secular becomes Sacred
I've been listening to the new Linkin Park album. Musically, it's quite unique.
I don't know the band's intentions behind some of the songs, but I often find myself connecting with God through some of their music.
That's what I mean by God redeeming it. Some of the songs have colorful language and there's definitely unresolved anger that comes through. However, I believe God is big enough to use this music for his purposes, whether the band meant for that to happen or not.
Here's a few sets of lines that come to mind:
"When you've suffered enough, and your spirit is breaking
You're growing desperate from the fight
Remember you're loved, and you always will be
This melody will bring you right back home
When life leaves us blind
Love keeps us kind"
"Do you feel cold and lost in desperation
you build up hope, but failure's all you've known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
and let it go, let it go."
"God save us everyone,
Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
For the sins of our hand
The sins of our tongue
The sins of our father
The sins of our young"
Be on the lookout for where God can redeem things of this world for His purposes.