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May
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God Is Love

I think that perhaps there are more songs written about love than any other topic. If you do hear the Voice For God, it must be spoken with Love because that is what God is.  That doesn’t mean that our ego won’t mess it up though, regularly.  The voice for separation likes Love, too, but not all the time. If we think about it, though, we really wish our love would last forever. If you are in our right mind, you will hear the Voice For God talking about Love in allegory form:

“As the music at the banquet,
As the wine for the meal,
As the firelight in the night,
So are you to me.

As the ruby in the setting,
As the fruit upon the tree,
As the wind blows over the plains,
So are you to me.”
“So Are You To Me” by Lucinda Drayton/ Bliss

That was Lucinda Drayton of Bliss and her song, “So Are You To Me”.

The world seems to be going through some insane times and the Voice has a hard time getting through directly.  There is evidence that many artists are hearing the Voice and singing about it:

“This world’s gone crazy and it’s hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today,
Believe it anyway.
You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons,
In a moment they can choose to walk away,
Love ’em anyway.

God is great, but sometimes life ain’t good.
When I pray it doesn’t always turn out like I think it should,
But I do it anyway,
Yeah, I do it anyway yeah.”
“Anyway” by Lauren Alaina

That was Lauren Alaina doing Martina McBride’s beautiful anthem, “Anyway”.

Sometimes we just have to ignore the world and do the right thing anyway.

It isn’t always easy to Love in this world, when in reality it is the easiest thing to do when we see people the way they really are.  You just have to get past the confusion, the Voice say.  Home is where the heart is… and home is where the love is:

“Confusion never stops:
Closing walls and ticking clocks,
Come back and take you home ,
I could not stop that you now know.

Singin’, come out upon my seas,
Curse missed opportunities.
Am I, a part of the cure,
Or am I part of the disease?

Singin’, yoooooooooooo ohhhhhh
Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh

Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh
Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh

Oh, nothing else compares,
Oh, nothing else compares,
And nothing else compares ….

Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh ,
Yooooooooooooo ohhhhhh ,

Home, home, where I wanted to go.
Home, home, where I wanted to go.”
“Clocks” by ColdPlay

Who knew it was a song about God wanting to bring us home?  That is Coldplay with “Clocks”.  It sometimes seems like we are marking time, wanting to go Home and forget about the madness that separated us in the first place.

If God were human, He might tell us that we have no idea how much He loves us…

“You don’t know what it’s like,
Baby, you don’t know what it’s like
To love somebody, to love somebody
The way I love you.”

“To Love Somebody” by BeeGees

To “Love Somebody” by the BeeGees, who heard the voice, but thought it was about a girl.  It’s also about how God feels about us.

Yes, this world is insane. Heaven is behind the veil, which we put up so that we could pretend God isn’t there.  Thank God that in eternity, he can outwait us and cannot un-love us, His beloved child!

“Oh, why you look so sad?
Tears are in your eyes
Come on and come to me now.
Don’t be ashamed to cry.
Let me see you through
‘Cause I’ve seen the dark side too.

When the night falls on you
You don’t know what to do.
Nothin’ you confess could make me love you less.

I’ll stand by you, I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you.”
“I’ll Stand By You” by Pia Toscano

That was Pia Toscano on American Idol doing a Pretenders’ song. “I’ll Stand By You.”  Thank God!  Thank God for all the wonderful musicians who keep channeling the Voice For God, so that it will help us remember the perfect Love that is waiting for us when we all get back home!

These beautiful songs can all be downloaded in their entirety on iTunes, Amazon, Wal-Mart, whichever is your favorite source of music.

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