Wednesday, 27 November 2013

GARY BARLOW: THE G-D FACTOR

Hello again folks! I decided to pre-order and purchase the new: Gary Barlow album: "Since I Saw You Last" primarly on the back of his stating that in a newspaper interview that his new offering was heavily influenced by Jeff Lynne of ELO.

Hence, I was pleasantly surprised to hear references to: The Lord's Prayer, God and faith throughout the lyrics when I received and played the album this week. Of particular note, for me, is track #5 which is entitled: "God". The chorus and bridge of that of that song includes these thought provoking lyrics thus:

"Tell me, If you found God and He gave you hope,
Would you tell the world or save your soul? 
If you found God, would you take Him home,
Would you open the curtains or keep them closed? 
If you found God, If you found God,
Would it be your secret? 
If you found God, If you found God 
Would it be your secret?

Could anyone really be that selfish?
Could anyone really be that cruel? 
To keep the king of heaven and earth right next to you."
[end quote]

I'm reminded of the scripture that tells us to: "Let our light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." [Matthew 5:16].

That a song on a seemingly popular secular album can have such powerful and challenging lyrics for the Christian is a welcome discovery. A lot of believers do exist in the comfort zone. But if you are truly thankful for your salvation then it should follow that you want others to know what the LORD has done for you.

Indeed, I agree with Gary Barlow. If you kept it a secret, it would be selfish and cruel to those round you. Be they family, friends or even enemies. It would be like keeping your light under a bushel or hiding your talents in a hole in a field. I need challenging with lyrics like this. Do you?

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 27-Nov-2013

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