February 15, 2014

Staying Together

Lets Stay Together
by Al Green
performed by Seal

I, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do is all right with me
'Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

Let me say that since, baby, since we've been together
Loving you forever is what I need
Oh let me be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue

Oh let's, let's stay together
Lovin' you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad, alright, oh yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Oh tell me why, why, why, why, why, why
Why people break up, turn around and make up
I can't see, you never, never, never do that to me
You better not do, staying around you is all I
All these eyes will ever see

Why won't you say that me, everybody says
That let's, let's stay together
Lovin' you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad

Everybody says, "Let's, let's stay together
I'll keep on lovin' you whether, whether
Times are, oh times are good or times are bad
Whether, whether good or bad, happy or sad
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

In today's disposable, scientific world there is a decided trend towards absolute consumerism. We want products and services that will please us, that will perform to our expectations. When they don't, we often leave them aside and search out something else, as if at a smorgasbord.
It is pervasive and growing, even if perhaps without conscious awareness. A consumer, after all, is someone who consumes, eats it all up, and then goes out for more.
When it comes to people, we sometimes treat them like things too.  More people, more relationships, ever hungry for more and more, if for only a momentary pleasure or thrill before the sameness, the stress and loneliness sets us to searching once more.

Many want to "dump" what is challenging, what is uncontrollable, and find what suits. Our modern language and electronic media trends reflect this.
And yet deep down, in the stillness of the heart, in the soul, what satisfies is a sense of "can do" as in 'I can do this. We can succeed."   We want to know where to place our confidence, where our heart may rest. We may want to know that what lies in you, lies in us too.

"The one who perseveres to the end will be saved." Matthew 24:3-13

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