The first time I heard this unconventional song (see below for video) it took time to process. It had me thinking, and I had to take a step back and examine myself- my beliefs. Did I believe what I thought I believed? Was what I believed right? Was God the God of thieves, whores, pedophiles even? Isn’t this truth? Why was I rethinking it? I wanted to believe my God was also “their” God, but was I able to get beyond the “want” to the certainty of it?
When you read about the underbelly of society in the Bible the words used aren’t quite as direct as in this day and age. They don’t feel like “pedophiles” and “whores”. These are more uncomfortable to me. Was I judging? I don’t believe in judging…do I?
Biblically, sin is sin. It’s hard to discern from reading the Bible that one sin is worse than another- except disavowing God. The consequences of sins vary greatly which may make us think some are worse than others. I have to admit at this point we may not agree. It’s challenging to fathom speaking poorly about someone behind their back is as bad as a sexual sin. I kind of reconcile that dealing with our sin is God’s responsibility when it is all said and done. It’s not that I don’t have to worry about my sins or those of anyone else. There are things, though, I/we just can’t fathom here on earth. I trust that God is omnipotent and takes care of it in His amazing way(s). All things… work together for good… to them that love the Lord… and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Though I didn’t recognize I had issue with this, there was something nudging me as I listened to Kees Kraayenoord’s song. I had to reconcile myself to the idea that the God I love and who loves me, is the same God who loves people who do despicable things. My God is everyone’s God. He isn’t just here for me. He’s not just mine. He isn’t the God for only those who do good or live in a way that is pleasing to me. He is the God of/for everyone…the worst of the worst and the best of the best. He is the God of the Moon and the Stars and I come to Him.
People do unspeakable things. I don’t agree with the choices everyone featured in this song makes. I don’t agree with all the choices I make. I have awaken to the notion there is one God and He is the God of all. He loves us all. His forgiveness is accessible to all.
Don’t watch this for the visuals or video dynamics. You will be disappointed. Watch and hear this for the words it expresses.
Completely thought provoking.