Rummikub and the Radio

I was sitting at my Grandmothers table last night playing Rummikub with my cousins while my parents were on their anniversary date (22 years:), and, as custom in a Ferguson home, the radio was on in the background. As almost Divine intervention, the playful banter ceased and the volume of the music that had up until that point been simply background music seemed to emanate from the speakers clearer, stronger, and louder.

It’s more like falling in love than something to believe in, more like losing my heart, than pledging my allegiance.

That’s what living crazy is all about! It’s about falling head over heels for a God whose head and heels were pierced for our salvation. It’s about letting his current take us where He wants us to go, whether it be blissful, cool, streams deep in the heart of the Smokies, or white water rapids off a craggy Cape Cod coast line. It’s about living expressively, letting people know what we stand for, and whom we stand with, and not being ashamed. It’s about letting our lives speak through the silences, letting our actions be our witness, and letting our God be our guide. It’s about living by faith, walking in love, and speaking in grace. It’s about forgiving when condemnation is deserved. It’s about forgetting when holding your best friend’s transgressions over their head would make a lot more sense, at least from an Earthly perspective.

Get the Right Perspective

But we are not supposed to live from an Earthly perspective. We need to live from a Heavenly perspective. And to so many people. . . . . that seems crazy!

The Real Crazy

But in Reality, the crazy thing would be not living for God. The crazy thing would be not to accept free salvation. The crazy thing would be hiding the gift that we have been given.
We are glowing with The Light in a very dark world. Hiding our light, ultimately dimming it, would only lead to confusion, and more souls would be lost to the King of Darkness.
So, do the crazy thing, and live out loud. Because it really should be

It’s more like falling in love than something to believe in, more like losing my heart, than pledging my allegiance.

What it is, and What it isn’t
You believe in a religion. You pledge your allegiance to a flag, or a country.
You fall in love with a God. You lose your heart in a relationship.

It’s not a list of rules, its not regulations or restrictions or requirements. It’s a list of freedoms. It’s forgiveness, and it’s grace. It’s healing from our past wounds, and it is turning our scars into something beautiful.

It is a relationship, not a religion.

It is understanding and love and might. It’s more like falling in love than something to believe in, more like losing my heart, than pledging my allegiance.

Lyrics by Jason Gray
Give me rules
I will break them
Give me lines
I will cross them
I need more than a truth to believe
I need a truth that lives, moves, and breathes
To sweep me off my feet
It ought to be

(CHORUS)
More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

Give me words
I’ll misuse them
Obligations
I’ll misplace them
‘Cause all religion ever made of me
Was just a sinner with a stone tied to my feet
It never set me free
It’s gotta be

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love

It’s like I’m falling in love, love, love
Deeper and deeper
It was love that made
Me a believer
In more than a name, a faith, a creed
Falling in love with Jesus brought the change in me
It’s gotta be

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love
It’s gotta be

More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It’s like I’m falling, oh
It’s like I’m falling in love
It’s like I’m falling, oh
I’m falling in falling
It’s like I’m falling

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