This blog is designed to be a place where Sonshine Staff can share how we are meeting the risen Lord Jesus in new ways as we allow Him to prepare for service this summer.
Friday, May 13, 2011
I really like Jon Foreman and Switchfoot. They just keep getting better. I just listened to Jon Foreman perform an unreleased Switchfoot song called Vice Verses, and this verse of the song stuck out to me:
Let the pacific laugh Be on my epitaph With its rising and falling And after all, its just water And I am just soul With a body of water and bones Water and bones
I listened to this with today's devo still on my mind, and it got me thinking about the question, "What is eternal?" We as souls are eternal, but our bodies "of water and bones" are not. Because we as souls are eternal, we need to have strength- but the only strength that is eternal is the strength rooted in Jesus Christ. That strength must be rooted deeper than even our very bones. Our bones will rot, our skin will rot, but our strength, if it is rooted in Jesus Christ, will last forever. We can't just put on a mask of strength and play off some sort of facade. It must be real and deep- deeper than the ocean, which is "just water."
I thought Jon's song provided some interesting imagery. I hope someone else found it interesting and/or helpful.
"I'm not sentimental This skin and bones is a rental."