Monday, 8 April 2013
Jesus and Swedish House Mafia
Sometimes I listen to a song and form an immediate opinion of it, before I know the original context. When Swedish House Mafia released their hit single 'Don't you worry child', last September, I thought it was an interesting song. What I liked about the song, besides the catchy beat, was the chorus:
"Don't you worry, don't you worry, child.
See heaven's got a plan for you.
Don't you worry, don't you worry now."
I instantly made the connection to the words of Jesus in Matthew 6. In a time where his disciples were worrying about material things, Jesus called for them not to worry, and rather to trust in him. Perhaps these are wise words for some of us today. Have we got caught up in 'worrying' too much, when Jesus promised that he would take care of his children.
Matthew 6:25-27 - "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
Next time you listen to a song, listen to see if there is a message in it for you.
Living in Grace