Monday, July 26, 2010

When You Love Someone...

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Well, Kid Rock has done it again. I'm not saying that I agree with his lifestyle, or even with a lot of what he says, but my daddy used to tell me that even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. You wouldn't know that Kid Rock was one of the writers for this song unless you knew what his given name was, but there it is in the credits, R.J. Ritchie.

Ok, now that you know who wrote it, the song actually speaks for itself. Now, honestly, I don't know the story behind it, but I do know what it says to me when I hear it. "When you love don't matter what you say. When you love someone you will dance the night away. When you love someone there ain't nothing you can't do...ain't that right?"

It's funny the things you can do when you love someone. It's funny what is important and what's really not. It's funny that if that love is real, some of the things that you would think bother you, really don't. Now I'm not saying that it's all wine and roses, actually Kid Rock said that it wasn't all wine and roses, but it's different somehow. Priorities change. Tough times are easier to handle.

What if, and I'm just thinking out loud, what if the one that we were singing this song about was God? Or, what if God was singing this song about us? I'm just thinking. What could you do if you knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that God loved you, and that you were doing whatever it was you were doing out of a return kind of love? I'm always amazed at what we can say "yes" to when we realize that this love is real.

Now, I know that Kid Rock was talking about a love between a man and woman, but dog gone it, why not? Why not think about our relationship with God, and the love that God has for us, when we hear a song like this? Have you read the Song of Songs lately?

Why not think about there being nothing we can't do when God has asked? And wouldn't it be cool to think that the love God has for us makes God dance the night away? It just kills my soul when I hear that some folks can only see God as a God of judgment, and there are denominations who basically preach only that. They've totally missed the big picture. God

So, if you've never felt loved let me tell you something. If you feel like all you have done is screw up your life, I've got a little something you need to hear. Kid Rock said it...God said it better.


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