THE CROSS OF CHRIST ACCORDING TO U2 (Easter Sunday) - The Grave Is Now A Groove
THE CROSS OF CHRIST ACCORDING TO U2 (Pt 6) - Falling At Your Feet

THE CROSS OF CHRIST ACCORDING TO U2 (Monday) - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

U2 ISHFWILF

The day after the joy of Resurrection Sunday. What then? After the exhilaration of yesterday. The belief. The reinvigorated hope. This is where U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For comes into its own. Of course, alongside With A Shout (Jerusalem), we already used this song on Good Friday. Now a few days later the concise theology of the cross in this song is made sense of and firmly professed with "you know I believe it!" Then... "I still haven't found what I'm looking for..." As I have had to declare many times, this is not a confession of doubt. Indeed, it is quite the reverse. The song leaves no doubt about the cross and then goes on to declare the same certainty about "the kingdom come, where all the clouds bleed it no one." Here in the in-between, though, we are running, crawling, scaling the walls to reach for the possibilities that Resurrection Sunday has opened up.

It always takes me back to Philippians 3 where Paul gives a similar testimony to that of Bono's. Paul gives a clear definition of his faith in grace but then goes, "Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Paul hadn't found what he was looking for either. He was running, crawling and climbing to reach this fulfillment that he believed he could because of the events of Easter weekend.

And so the Monday after the new life has begun... Let us head from these events to the events to come... With all that we have!

Comments

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)