The Songs of my Life

Daily Prompt: “Write about the three most important songs in your life- what do they mean to you?”

When it comes to my favorite songs, I choose them based on their lyrics mostly. Sometimes I do love songs for their upbeat music, but most of the time it is the message that the artist has brought demonstrated with his lyrics; it must be the writing in me.

The first song of my life is I Won’t Give Up By Jason Mraz. I love the lyrics and the music of this song, and better yet I CAN sing!  The lyrics remind me to never give up in life. Not to give up on myself, my friends, and (since the song is based on it) my relationship. In fact it is “our song.” When I hear the lyrics, they tell me that I can do this, that my girlfriend and I can make it through anything as long as we try because “God knows were worth it.” So it pushes me to keep fighting for her, for us, no matter what we go through.

My second song of my life is Looks So Perfect by Five Seconds of Summer. The reason this song has made it to my list is due to it’s music, contrary to what I previously stated about my choices. This song is just fun to sing. It lets me let go of life and enjoy the short amount of time that the song plays on the radio, in fact I’m pretty sure that’s what the song is about. Letting loose when your down, and not caring what other people think. So the song DOES contain lyrical value to me as well.

My final song of my life is Who You Are by Unspoken. This song is very important to me with my faith. It helps me remember that no matter how far I fall from God, I can get back to where I was, and be who I was created to be. It tells me that if I starting slipping in my religion, I could never fall too hard, so fast, so far, that I can’t get back onto the right path again. That I still have my shot at my perfect place (as I explained in my previous blog). This song will not let me forget that I have a forgiving God, who loves me and wants me there with Him.  I AM STILL WELCOME! Plus it’s challenging to sing; DID I MENTION I LOVE TO SING?

 

Why I Support Gay Rights

Leviticus 18:22- “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as womankind: it [is] abomination.”

As a Christian we are taught that homosexuality is a sin and that it is wrong. I do agree that it is a sin and that it is wrong; but all sins are wrong. So in a way I do support gay rights.

The way I support it is different than you may think though. I don’t agree with homosexuality in any way, but I don’t find it suitable that I should have the power to tell someone else they can’t marry the person they love; no matter how unnatural it is to me. I extremely agree that everyone should have equal rights in any place of the world, and have the same opportunities as anyone else does. This just seems right to me. As a Christian I have battled over this decision with myself but I feel like I am making the right choice.

Christians are taught to do as Jesus did, for example the phrase, “what would Jesus do?” Let’s look at an example of what Jesus did.

John 8:1-11 “Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives,  but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

‘Teacher,’ they said to Jesus, ‘this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?’

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, ‘All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!’Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, ‘Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?’

‘No, Lord,’ she said.

And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I. Go and sin no more.'”

The Bible tells us that even though this woman who committed adultery, which was one of the worst sins to commit back in the day, we shouldn’t take matters into our own hands and judge her. I feel like this is the same for homosexuality. Although we don’t agree with what they are doing, and don’t feel that it is right, it is between them and God, not us. We as Christians should not judge them for their beliefs because we are no better than them. Everyone sins, and the Bible says that all sins are the same in Gods eyes. So for those of you who are lying to your parents while complaining about the gay couple next door, you’re no better than the ones you complain about. Let God handle his children, he knows what he is doing, you do not.