Saturday, June 4, 2011

The World Says...

I'm excited to introduce a regular "weekend" post entitled "The World Says..." 

Here I do a typical guy thing: Find snippets from films (oooh, dudes love this stuff!), videos, song lyrics, or even just quotes that give you an update on how the world sees things, compared to how you, as a child of God, sees things from a biblical worldview.

Hopefully it will inspire a lot of you to be that "light of the world" (Matt. 5:14).  Yes, that's right.  YOU, not only Jesus, the word states, ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, MEN!



Today's The World Says... theme is Hopelessness.

A depressed Mitch Robbins (Billy Crystal) addresses his son’s primary school class in City Slickers (1991):

Fast forward a couple of decades to Ludacris' song, "Hopeless."

Man ever since life been a gamble
My life been in shamblez
Double edge sword burnin both sides of the candle but **** you cant handle the truth
Dont wanna face reality
So lord accept my apology
Please like when police say freeze
And i aint do ****
But im down on my knees
Its a crooked system but gin straight take the pain away i charge the game
And put my problems on layaway
A black man but i feel so blue
So i smoke green and purple til my dreams come true
Then my eyes turn red
Sky turns grey
Children slangin white in the hood
We call it yaay drink old gold
Down my yellow brick road
Then rewrite my script til my story is untold
See i got a little money and my life sped up now
Im fallin and i cant get up.

HOPE equals:

For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
                                                               ~Romans 8:19-21

1 comment:

  1. it's sad when you begin to see the cynical skeptic nature of the world (unbelief) and its hopelessness. You hear it in the words of its songs, plays and movies. So few have eyes that see the hope of the gospel of Christ and the unconditional Love of the Father. We are all spiritual orphans in need of adoption.


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