Two Songs That Remind Me
Blog 2148 – 09.02.2021
Three of the most painful things in any life are:
Not knowing who we really are,
Feeling all alone in the world,
And believing we are not free.
I especially like Shel Silversten’s choice of words above. I, too, have discovered, I think, what these adventures in time and space are all about – rediscovering Who and Whose we are, that we are free to love, and that we never ever, not even for a moment, are truly alone.
One of my favorite verses in the New Testament reads: “Seeing as we are ever surrounded by a cloud of witnesses let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” The analogy is of an Olympic long distance runner mid-stride, cheered on by adoring fans. Many folks believe they have but one guardian Angel watching over them and sadly even more believe there is no one watching, no one who cares. But, I have it on the highest authority that just like our elder brother Jesus, each of us has more than a legion, ten thousand angels, on stand-by duty, that we can call upon to aid us at any moment. My other brother, Robert, used to sing this song in church when we were boys. Ten Thousand Angels and My Cup Runneth Over With Love are two songs I always associate with my beloved brother. Here are the words to Ten Thousand Angels:
Jesus, whatever else you have heard or believe about him, was also our brother and he himself is quoted as saying, “As I am, so are you in this world.” You can know you are not alone and you can know Who and Whose you are. That is the truth that sets us free and we can all be free indeed.
Until next time.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
My brother, Bob, can sing it so much better, but here is my version of the other song that so reminds me of my beloved brother.
My Cup Runneth Over With Love