Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Secular becomes Sacred

God is good at redemption.  I don't limit His skills to just our souls.  He's good at redeeming anything and everything. 

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:

The Messenger
"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."

The Catalyst
"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.

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