Ok, so I'm a closet So You Think You Can Dance fan. My wife and my daughter are really into the arts...especially creative movement!!
Not only has SYTYCD introduced me to a variety of new dancing styles, it has also been a showcase for new musical artists as well. One such artist, Sara Bareilles has captured my attention...at least momentarily!! One of the lyrics from her song entitled 'Winter Song' as performed by herself and Ingrid Michaelson has literally blown my mind lately. This lyric asks a simple question, is love alive?
When I think about love being alive I think about the church and those who claim to be followers of Jesus. I think this is perhaps the most profound question we can ask ourselves to gauge our spiritual health and relevance as the body of Christ. Is love alive? Are the arms, the hands, the feet and the heart of Jesus alive and active in our world? Recently, there has been a renewed passion and vigor to engage the world around us with compassion, mercy and hope. Our quest to partner with God's act of restoration in our world is exactly the answer to this simple question that we need to own. If we truly desire to the world around us to change for the better and perhaps for the eternal, then I would like to suggest that love needs to be the guiding force behind what we do and why we do it.
It's a simple question, but one with profound ramifications. Is love alive in your life? Is love alive in mine? My hope and prayer is that as I experience the love of my Heavenly Father in greater ways, I become inspired to be an agent of love in the lives of others.
Love is alive because Christ is alive. Christ in me and Christ in you will change the world in which we live for the better. It's a revolution baby!!
Had a lot of fun with this one.
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