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I’m doing something different from other posts. I have taken a song’s lyrics and added Scriptures that have stick out to me listening to the song. I make a comment on the lyric and the Scripture.

From the brightest star
Comes the blackest hole
You had so much to offer
Why did you offer your soul?
I was there for you baby
When you needed my help
Would you deny for others
What you demand for yourself?

 Micah 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the
Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

Is it possible that I demand justice for myself and deny it to others? I pray that I learn to demand justice for others. I pray that I show kindness. I believe that the order is significant. Doing justice and loving kindness is required to walk humbly with God.

Cool down mama, cool off
Cool down mama, cool off

You speak of signs and wonders
I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table

 Matthew 15:22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.’ 23But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.’ 24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, help me.’ 26He answered, ‘It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ 27She said, ‘Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’ 28Then Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.’ And her daughter was healed instantly.

Wow, faith in the Jesus can never be limited to the in-crowd, the already saved, the professing Christian. I can learn a lot from Jesus. He had an unswerving sense of devotion to his mission, but was willing to stop and listen to a woman who didn’t fit into his immediate mission.

You were pretty as a picture
It was all there to see
Then your face caught up with your psychology
With a mouth full of teeth
You ate all your friends
And you broke every heart thinking every heart mends

You speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
But I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table

 Mark 9:23Jesus said to him, ‘If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.’ 24Immediately the father of the child cried out,* ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’

This is an example of reliance on Jesus, rather than simple ability. I see the statement “I believe; help my unbelief” as a step of faith, even in the midst of doubt. Jesus honoured the step of faith by performing what was asked. May I step out in faith, even as I don’t always believe in the outcome. Jesus has my back!!!

Where you live should not decide
Whether you live or whether you die
Three to a bed
Sister Ann, she said
Dignity passes by

And you speak of signs and wonders
But I need something other
I would believe if I was able
I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table

The song lyrics are from U2’s entitled Crumbs from your table. I was traveling the other day and my traveling partner was in charge of the music. He put this song on and I was moved to meditation and reflection of the message.

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