Sunday, September 6, 2009
There's a Hole in the World Tonight
My friend Tim King introduced me to this Eagles song this summer at the Transmillenial Conference. I bought their greatest hits album to get this song, which they wrote the evening of 9/11/01. I plan to listen to it everyday this week. Their question calls me to ask how I, as a Christian, can influence the world to try nonviolent answers to our spiritual problems. We are fooling ourselves if we think we can out power and out kill the Muslim terrorists. The leaves of the tree of life are for the healing of the nations. "There's a hole in the world tonight, there's a cloud of fear and sorrow, there's a hole in the world tonight, don't let there be a hole in the world tommorow." There some good You Tubes of this song.
I am weary with memorials to this disaster, I wonder if they don't tear wounds that need healing. I am thankful there is a memorial at Pearl Harbor for me to visit, as there will be one in NYC ground zero and elsewhere. I am spoken out of the subject, except for the Eagles line, "they tell me theres a place over yonder, cool water running through the burning sand, till we learn to love one another, we will never reach the promise land.
Had what we call our youth group over to the house tonight, its a welcoming fellowship for new folks visiting the church. We have great conversation and tonight we watched a few songs from John Tesh Worship at Red Rock. Now they have a collection of the most beautiful praise songs collected and worshipfully done by Tesh and a great worship team. I am currently enjoying MW Smiths Ancient Words.