Indigo Girls….Preeeach

“Well darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable
And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety ’til I sank it
I’m crawling on your shores

And I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
There’s more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine”

Written by Amy Elizabeth Ray, Emily Ann Saliers • Copyright © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

I’m not sure why.  Maybe it was the five solid days of rain and dreary skies.  Maybe it was just life.  But last week literally every part of my life was in conflict, major conflict.  Battles at work, arguments at home and yes, conflict even at church.   By Friday my prayer had become…God, please just fix this.  Fix me, fix them, fix life.  I went into auto pilot and just this afternoon God sent me ….well ….the Indigo Girls.  “Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable and light has a call that is hard to hear….”   All I can say is “preeeach”.   But the most important point is that I can drive myself (and everyone around me) totally crazy trying to find the definitive answer. Why would this person act this way?  Why would I react that way.  Where’s the process, where’s the road map to better?    As humans, we can do our best…it is never perfect…it is the best we can do.  As Christians, we can surrender to whatever and wherever God calls us and just take the next step.  And often it is a step into the unknown of God’s kingdom.  And for today…this much I know is true….”the less I ask my source for some definitive….the closer I am to fine.”  So let me just turn this little post back to the “Girls”…to bring it home.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
We go to the doctor, we go to the mountains
We look to the children, we drink from the fountain
Yeah, we go to the Bible, we go through the work out
We read up on revival, we stand up for the lookout
There’s more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine, yeah

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