I’ve written about one of my favorite bands, Beautiful Eulogy, in the past. Aaron and were able to see them perform this past summer in Nebraska. It was awesome. I didn’t know that I liked rap/spoken word until I came across this group. Now I want this song done at my funeral.
Beautiful Eulogy came out with a new album a few months ago. I have FINALLY listened to it a few times and it is a.mazing. One of my favorite favorite favorite songs is Symbols and Signs.
Several years ago we knew someone who was in a terrible accident and had his life altered. It was awful. I think, however, one of the most disturbing aspects of the whole thing was people claiming that God “gave them a sign” about what was going to happen in the future. That this person would be healed. That this accident isn’t what God intended. The difficulty of the whole thing was….if “God told” them, then how could I argue with it?! Still, what they were saying didn’t ever seem to sit right. And so far, God has not chosen to heal. So what about those “signs”? Were they from God….? I guess only God himself knows.
I LOVE the line in this song that says “don’t you find it interesting How most of the time your self-interpreting seems to coincide with what’s deep inside your heart’s desires….I’m not saying God can’t do it, I’m not saying God won’t do it – that very well be the case…” I think that so often we as Christians look in the Bible for what we want to see and hear from God. We look for signs from Him. I know I have done it. When I am trying to make a big decision, or when things aren’t going right, or when we were going through our adoptions or when my mom got cancer. I want a “sign” that everything is going to ok and that it will be the way that I want it to be. I find that I forget about Isaiah 55:8 that declares that God’s ways are NOT my ways. His ways are greater than mine. And what I need to be searching is NOT for signs from Him, but rather asking GOD to search my heart so that my heart longs for HIM.
What I love about this song is that it acknowledges that God does speak to us through His word. And that he sometimes does give signs. But that so often we miss the BIGGEST SIGN of God revealing Himself to us. We hold His “diary in our hand.” How miraculous is that?! And we miss how big the miracle is. Another line in the song that I love is “my life is more like Ruth than Exodus – I’ve never seen the parting of an ocean or a cloud by day or a pillar by night just a normal every day working of life….”
Really………….there is so much in this song I could write a lot. Or you could just watch and listen listen to it for yourself:
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