Dec 28 2012

"Rescue Me"

You might be hearing the song, "Rescue Me" a lot today, with the news of the passing of Fontella Bass. She's the singer that originally recorded the song.

When you listen to or read the lyrics of that song, it seems so old fashioned compared to some of the pop songs today. It's a woman talking about how she needs a man to rescue her, because she's lonely and blue and needs a man by her side.

Rescue me
Take me in your arms
Rescue me I want your tender charm 
'Cause I'm lonely And I'm blue 
I need you And your love too 
Come on and rescue me

Song lyrics from female artists are so different today. Now we sing, "We are never ever getting back together" or "I'm Miss Independent."

In my opinion, that song has lasted because it taps into a feeling that we all have, deep down inside, we all want to be rescued.

We just happen to look to the wrong places to be rescued. We look to boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, and wives, maybe even food, or drinks to rescue us, to fulfill us.  (At least I have.) 

I've found the only thing that can truly rescue me, and fulfill me is having a relationship with God. 

We've just been singing that song to the wrong person. Maybe we can get Mandisa to record "Rescue Me", and turn it into a worship song! :-)

Jesus said, "He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it." -Matthew 10:39


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Dec 27 2012

In Spite of the Mess

It’s funny how the things you remember (and tell others about) from your holiday…tends to be the things that didn’t go as planned.  The mishaps.

I had a wonderful time back home in Illinois with my family for Christmas, but it’s the mishap that we will never forget.  It more like a Christmas Sabotage Operation.  Two out of my 3 children snuck downstairs at 3am on Christmas Day and starting unwrapping presents by themselves!!!!  

My mother caught them in the act, woke me up, and we proceeded to explain to my 6 year old and 4 year old how bad their decision was.  Let’s just say, we were not jolly.  I ended up sleeping on the floor outside their door so if they tried it again, they would have to walk over me!    

I was so mad!  It’s funny how we try so hard to make everything perfect, and it’s never perfect.  

We may get frustrated with the mishaps or the mess of a holiday celebration gone wrong, or a life that’s a mess.

But, God loves us in spite of the mess, in fact cleaning up the mess, that’s his specialty. If you let Him. 

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