Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: This is Not

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This is Not

I couldn't sleep last night because I had this song stuck in my head.
Not only is this song incredibly inspirational for me because I would love to write/produce music like this, but it is also such a beautiful encouragement. It puts things in perspective for me. For a lot of things.

I can be so short-sighted sometimes. Because, however you slice it, life here only matters but so much. I typically get angry when I here people say that life here doesn't matter, because it does. We're here for a a huge purpose, and if we use the excuse of an after-life as a reason to slack off we're missing the point. But I can swing too far in the other direction, too, by trying to squeeze so much experience and so much life into the short time I have here, that I lose sight on eternity, and the unbelievable glory I will behold. I cannot comprehend how incomparable it will be...

Lord, help me to lift my eyes off my feet. What happens here is not all that will ever be. And where I'm at now will not be where I'm at forever.

This is not the end
This is not the end of us
We will open our eyes wide, wider.

This is not our last
This is not our last breath
We will open our mouths wide, wider.

This is not the end
This is not the end of us
We will shine like the stars, bright, brighter.

And you know you'll be alright...

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