DO NOT BE AFRAID
JESUS TEACHING IN LUKE AND IAIN ARCHER'S FROZEN LAKE

Lyric For The Day 24.2.12 from Alive In The World by Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne Looking East

I want to live in the world, not behind some wall

I want to live in the world, where I will hear if another voice should call

 

To open my eyes and wake up alive in the world

To open my eyes and fully arrive in the world

With its beauty and its cruelty

With its heartbreak and its joy

With it constantly giving birth to life and to forces that destroy

And the infinite power of change

Alive in the world

 

To open my eyes and wake up alive in the world

To open my eyes and fully arrive in the world

To open my eyes and wake up alive in the world

To open my eyes and fully arrive in the world

-      From Alive In The World by Jackson Browne

I remember watching Jackson Browne in concert and wondering what he would know about the social justice he sings about, sitting beside his pool in the Californian sun behind big walls. As I was pondering he sang this and answered me right there. Jackson Browne is a songwriter who does all he can to get out from behind his walls and not only sing about injustice but do something about it.

The song wasn’t over before the Browne’s walls became the walls of my Church. This is a prophetic challenge, rebuke and inspiration for the followers of Jesus to get out from behind the walls of their Sunday services and get alive in the world. As John puts it in his record of Jesus’ life, “The word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood.” Jesus was alive in the world!

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