🎶The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town. You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere. You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace.
It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away🎶
I was listening to the radio this morning (yes some people still do this) and U2’s “Beautiful Day” was the first song I heard. In all fairness I never have been a U2 fan, but “Beautiful Day” really moved me this morning. I’m fascinated that this song is almost 20 years old, and I never gave in a fair listen. I feel this song is a cry from the heart to open up your eyes to those who need you, and stop denying that earth has become a broken mess by human greed and get busy doing something about the brokenness. Evidence of a broken world lies all around us. We are aware of it when we turn on the TV or read the newspapers. We are assaulted by MEDIA from all directions. Reminded about the broken fragments of human life from dawn till dusk. If we are unlucky it even haunts our dreams. Contemporary life is filled with brokenness. In many neighbourhoods people don’t have to to go to far to touch the broken fragments of peoples lives. The song “Beautiful Day” reminds us of hope in the middle of the shards of broken lives. The song can be heard as a haunting prophetic voice that reminds us all of the person and the purpose of Yeshua/Jesus. “to seek and save the lost”. The song provokes those who hear it towards hope. We are reminded of the hopeful message of Yeshua/Jesus to those who live life in the dirt or on the margins and at the same time the song rings out the challenging and disturbing message of Him to those in power. Facebook friends, hope “Don’t let it get away”. Just think what it would look like to live in a world of hope rather than a world of despair. “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE” Get busy and do something about the brokenness in your Neighborhood, City, State, Country and this fallen World. Amen?