So I know an artist in Columbia, SC named Cole Connor and he just released his latest album “Soda” this past Tuesday. We have a close mutual friend and the way we all came together is very interesting to me. The opening line to his song “Tarzan” triggered a lot of memories spanning 27 years for me personally. For me, that’s exactly what good lyrics do..they trigger memories. I became a Christian in 2014, and because I constantly read and study the Bible, memories (especially the not so pleasant ones) remind me of what God says about them in the scriptures and how HIS love shines through so bright.
So I sent this message to Cole, and I wanted to share it as my first blog post from all of my imaginary readers out there
One thing that good lyrics do for me these days is trigger memories and then trigger scriptures.
I was talking to Fizzle the other day about how us all coming together as a team (from the folks who came together in 1993, then 2003, then 2013) had so much to do with us coming individually from family situations that left us wanting function where there was dysfunction in some form. We all come from families that (dys)functioned outside of the realm of:
Father, Mother, Children all together
It played a major role in the people we were drawn to and our decision making when it came to choosing our friends.
All of those memories were triggered when you said
“I was adopted by a stronger breed, fueled by pride and love, no longer greed”
Then it made me think of a couple scriptures that talk about being adopted by God into His family
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Hebrews 11:13-16 NIV