Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Addison Road

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I'm kind of picky when it comes to music.

I like what I like.
I don't like what I don't like.
When I don't like something but it has a good beat, I'll listen to it at the gym.
But only at the gym.

I like this. It's called 'What Do I Know of Holy' by a band called Addison Road (which has probably been around for years).

I At least like the lyrics… I've only actually heard it one time and I can't really remember the tune (as a matter of fact, I keep singing the name of the band to the tune of Allison Road by Counting Crows which is now stuck in my head). This section in particular kind of hit me over the head:

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?
I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

What would my reaction be if I literally caught a glimpse of the Lord? Would I have the same reaction as Isaiah? Woe to me, for I am ruined. What do I really even know? Am I jaded in how I really listen to God because I think I know all the stories? Because I was taught the words on the page? Because I hear how God is mighty to save?

Do I not allow myself to be broken because I think I know the answers?


 

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

I just heard this song for the first time today and was blown away by it. I LOVE it. I've often wondered what I would do, but I think I know. If you've ever seen the movie Sky High you'll know what I mean about becoming Popsicle = A melted heap on the floor. But a blessed and THRILLED melted heap...

Crystal said...

There's a Scripture in Luke where Jesus does something in front of Peter and Peter tells Him to go away because he's a sinful man. Could we have any other reaction when we are confronted by God's holiness other than to become so overcome by our sin? Although we can allow our familiarity with the stories in God's word to minimize our response to them, I think that coming face to face with Him as Isaiah did would result in a response we may not be able to stifle. If even the demons involuntarily fall to their knees when He confronted them in the Bible, how much more so would His people recognize Him and His holiness and hit our knees, crying out our own variation of, "Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips!"