Sunday, January 03, 2010

Through Heaven's Eyes

The clip below is taken from 'The Prince of Egypt' and the song is 'Through Heaven's Eyes', the lyrics are really cool and thought provoking. We are all searching for significance and throughout this blog I have reiterated many times our significance cannot be known or reached to its full potential till we know who God is and start looking at our life from an eternal perspective. Some of the lines in the song are worth pondering, and I pen what I learn from this beautiful composition.

'a single thread in the tapestry though it shines so bright can never see its purpose in the pattern of the grand design, and the stone that sits on the very top on the mountain's might face doesn't think it's more important than the ones that form the base,'

Jethro the Midianite priest is teaching Moses through this song what is worth honoring and how are we to measure a life's real worth. (Though in real history there is no mention of Jethro doing this ...the dramatic adaption is praiseworthy in the composition of the song and its screenplay). God's grand story telling involves everybody, He invites us into our parts and roles, it is our choice to play that part and purpose or choose to rebel. Sometimes (or many a times) in life's rut we may not know what our part is in the grand design like that of a single thread in a gleaming carpet and think our life is not worth much but we will only understand this if we start seeing and seeking our life through heaven's eyes.

'a lake of gold in the desert sand is less than cool fresh spring and to one lost sheep a shepherd boy is greater than the richest king' -

These metaphors are amazing to me as what will you do if you have the greatest riches and not have the source for refreshing life or rich relationships that surround you and give your life a meaning. Jesus said 'What will you do if you gain the whole world and lose your own soul'.

The next line starts with question followed with an answer, and those who look at their lives through heaven's eyes its always a new beginning, they lose nothing because they have learnt to live their life looking at things eternally and looking at life through heaven's eyes.

'If a man loses everything he owns has he truly lost everything he is worth? or is it a beginning of new and brighter birth'

The last few lines are the coolest because its poses questions and attempts to answer those hard questions by saying answers come to those who try to understand that their true worth comes from looking at their life through heaven's eyes and though we don't know all the steps of the dance we should join in the dance.

Blessings and Shalom


Three Pecan Pies said...

Sam, This is very thought provoking. I love that movie and appreciate you bringing out some of the encouraging lines. I will read again at home and really consider what God is doing in my life. Renai

Three Pecan Pies said...

Sam, I tried to leave a comment before but it didn't work. So, I'll try again. I love the latest entry. It is very thought provoking. I want to see the movie again!! I look forward to pondering the meaning of some of the lyrics for myself and what God is doing in my life. Renai