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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nothing New


This song won the Grammy for song of the year this year.

I love the line in the beginning that says, "Now in the morning I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to own."

What a visual that is.

It's a visual we can all grab hold of in these uncertain times. Most of us know people who have lost their possessions, lifestyle and livelihood in this crumbling economy.

Every time I hear this song, I think of this verse:

"You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the LORD Almighty. "Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house." (Haggai 1:9)

There is nothing new under the sun, indeed.
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4 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

Indeed. What a reminder to be thankful for the very things we sometimes take for granted.

Arlene said...

Wow, I cannot think of a more appropriate verse. This really does say it all, doesn't it? I'll be meditating on that one for a while.

Blessings to you & your family.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh - it's so exciting to see your new book. Wonderful. I know lots of thought, prayer, and good life living went into it. I am speaking on frugal living at the NCHE conference this year. One of my fav. topics. hope to see you there. I am desiring to go to She Speaks, but haven't committed yet...we'll see. :)

SValdes said...

Can you tell me the name of the song you mention here. I live out of the US and it says it's unavailable here by using the link. Thanks for your encouraging words.