January 07, 2007

passion unpacking part two of some

track 5 on A Collision (3 + 4 = 7) from David Crowder*Band is entitled "Foreverandever Etc..." it incorporates whistling and a keytar and is a truly childish song. I've always skipped over this song on the cd because it really never fancied me much. Crowder's lyrics are typically so spiritual and genius, and, to be honest, this song didn't match up.

so i'm outside with 24,999 other college students from every state in the US, freezing my butt cheeks off on the 3rd of January, wishing i was back in the hotel room so i could watch LSU kick the crap out of Notre Dame, and Crowder pulls out the keytar. and i'm totally not excited about it. don't get me wrong, the keytar is tight, but i have the cd and i know how childish the ensuing song is going to be.

there is one point in the song (where the song gets its name i assume) when the lyrics break down into a not-too-difficult-to-follow sequence that goes something like "i am Yours forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and yadda yadda yadda yadda you get it." the quintessential moment of childish worship music banter erupted amongst the mass of 20-somethings, and i felt dumb.

yet on Wednesday night at about 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time in Atlanta, Georgia, Crowder pulled out his keytar and played this song outdoors between the Georgie Dome and the Phillips Arena and a wave of understanding flowed over me. the song appears childish because that is exactly how it is supposed to appear. i think a lot of people, myself included, can get wrapped up in the theology and the politics and the issues of Christianity and we can sometimes miss the unbelievable relationship we have with our Father. our Father. we are little sons and daughters of God and i think sometimes we try and make ourselves bigger and better and miss what an incredible reality this is.

we have a loving Father in Heaven who cares about our every move. He loves us dearly and i know i forget that.

track five may be fruity, but Crowder wanted it that way. because that is what joy in our Heavenly Father truly looks like. we are children of God who jump and scream and dance in his presence. we giggle and squirm and laugh with Him.

here are the lyrics:
Love so incredible to know
It's never gonna go
Never gonna go

Love too impossible and true
For anyone but You
For anyone but You

I think I'm on the brink of something large
Maybe like the breaking of a dawn
Or maybe like a match being lit
Or the sinking of a ship
Letting go gives a better grip

I'm finding everything I'll ever need
By giving up gaining everything
Falling for You for eternity
Right here at Your feet
Where I wanna be
I am Yours

Love so indelible to know
You're never gonna go
You're never gonna go

Love too unthinkable and true
For anyone but You
For anyone but You

Maybe like a match being lit
Or the sinking of a ship
Letting go gives a better grip

I'm finding everything I'll ever need
By giving up gaining everything
Falling for You for eternity
Right here at Your feet
Where I wanna be
I am Yours

Forever and ever and ever and ever
And ever and ever and ever and ever... (repeat)
falling for you for eternity. right here at your feet. where i want to be. i am Yours forever and ever and ever.......

how cool is that? childish? maybe, but a legitimate thrill in our Father? definitely. so beautiful.

and suddenly i went from being my pessimistic critical self to the 25,000th dancer in the crowd. i realized the truth of it and how wonderful and joyous this song is. we are children of God lets act like it. lets go outside and jump in a pile of leaves with Him, or lets all go sledding with Him, or lets all go swimming with Him.

he is our Dad and our Papa.

how incredible to know. how impossible and true.
i am Yours.

-ap.

1 comment:

Broken Artist said...

man i wish that i could have gone to that. it is interesting that you didnt like the song at first and then bam it hit you. all of my favorite records have been like that. at first im not a fan and then bam... you recognize genius.