God even speaks through 80s music

Every morning I wake up with a song in my heart. Sometimes it's a hymn, other times it's a song from Christian radio, and still other times it may be an old worship chorus from the 70s :) It's always the start of my devotional time.

This morning's song -- are you ready for this -- was "Words" by Missing Persons. In case you aren't familiar with this song, it was a hit in 1982. It wasn't one of my favorites, and it definitely wasn't recorded in the Christian market. I looked up the lyrics, wondering just how in the world this song could fit into my time with Jesus, and to my amazement, this is what I read:

Do you hear me? Do you care? Do you hear me? Do you care?
My lips are moving and the sound's coming out.
The words are audible but I have my doubts
That you realize what has been said.

What are words for, when no one listens anymore?
What are words for, when no one listens what are words for?
When no one listens, there's no use talking at all.

Currently I'm reading through Jeremiah - yes, the prophet who gives Israel the bad news: God is fed up and He is going to judge them. But no matter how hard Jeremiah pleads with them to repent, they still won't listen to him.

Amazing. God will even use a secular song with words I didn't know. How creative He is. Next time, I'll tell you about the time I lifted my hands in praise to a Guns 'n Roses song...


  1. dave white

    look forward to hearing about praising him with guns and roses

  2. The words of every parent in frustration when their child isn't listening to something really important, when the child is being really stubborn, when the child is being unadvisedly independent. Such is God when we are being that child, except He keeps talking and listening for witch we should be forever grateful.


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