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Thursday, May 10, 2007

A New Take...

So, I have been listening over and over (because my kids have been listening, over and over) to a new cd by Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame called "Slugs and Bugs and Lullabyes". On the song, "You Can Always Come Home", Andrew Peterson sings, "There once was a man who found him a treasure/ Buried out under a tree/ He sold all he had just to own it forever/ The treasure is you, you see... "

Well. I have grown up hearing the parable of the Hidden Treasure; but I had never thought of the man as Christ and the treasure as me! I fought Andrew inside, while my point-of-view slid from me being the man seeking the treasure of the Kingdom of God (that that is what I am supposed to do)... to me being the treasure and Christ giving all He had just to own me... and you... and my husband... and my kids... and all of us... forever.

This is still working on me. A fresh drink of Christ's love is in this song for me.

The song is great. I highly encourage everyone to buy this cd, even if you don't have children. I think it is a good cd for everyone who has ever been a child too. You can get it here.

Here are the entire lyrics for "You Can Always Come Home" in case you're interested!

You Can Always Come Home

I love you today and I love you tomorrow
I love you as deep as the sea
I love you in joy, and I love you in sorrow
You can always come home to me

There once was a man who found him a treasure
Buried out under a tree
He sold all he had just to own it forever
The treasure is you, you see

I love you today and I love you tomorrow
I love you as deep as the sea
I love you in joy, and I love you in sorrow
You can always come home to me

There once was some sheep safe on the farm
And one little lamb got loose
The shepherd went out and carried it home
That little lamb was you

I love you today and I love you tomorrow
I love you as deep as the sea
I love you in joy, and I love you in sorrow
You can always come home to me

2 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Blogger Tiffany.Corrine.Dow said...

Jamie,

Your brother Eric sent me to your blog, because he was really moved by this new interpretation of this parable. Eric is always coming to me with boundary-pushing perspectives on Biblical verses. This one, of course, is not pushing a boundary in an uncomfortable way. It's refreshing and beautiful. Eric said that this parable is best understood from both perspectives simultaneously— as Jesus being the finder of us and as us being the finder of Heaven.

Thank you for sharing. Being a mom is such a wonderful vocation! One that teaches about the little joys and sufferings in life. I am not a mom, but my favorite people in this world are mothers!

Happy Mother's Day,
Tiffany

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Jaime G said...

Thank you, Tiffany! When I read in your comment, "this parable is best understood from both perspectives simultaneously— as Jesus being the finder of us and as us being the finder of Heaven." I immediately saw the embrace of the Prodigal Son and his Father.
Thanks for sharing that! It was nice to meet you, I hope we get to meet again!

 

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