I have a confession to make...
Not many people know this...(They will now)
I am a big Country music fan! It's true! I love the sound of a fiddle, Steele guitar, banjo, harmonica, and the acoustic guitar. I love the twang that is moaned in some of the words. I love to two step and cotton-eyed-Joe on a wooden dance floor.
It's what I grew up on. My father had a country band and even had a country music television show on our local ETV channel for a couple years. It ran all over NC,SC and parts of GA.
Now, I don't like all the lyrics! I keep switching from our country station to our Christian station often because I wont listen to any nasty songs!
I am also not a fan of certain singers because their music consistently proves to be offensive.
With all that straight let me tell you what happened today.
I was listening to our country station when the announcer announced a new song called, "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven" by Kenny Chesne (Not a fan so don't know correct spelling.) The title intrigued me. Was this boy getting right with God?
The song started out about his trip to church Sunday Morning and the preacher asking him, "Boy, don't you want to go to heaven?" The answer came as of course I do but I don't want to go right now. It continued with "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to go right now." I don't know much about the rest of the song because I was raising my hands in praise and shouting, "I do! I want to go right now! I want to see Jesus!"
Can I get a witness? Am I the only one who wants to go now? I'm not depressed or morbid. I don't want to die. I do want to go to heaven to see Jesus! And once I get there you can bet I'm gonna want to stay!
Obviously, Kenny has no clue or He would want to go now too! (Sorry Kenny if you Google this and happen to read it....but it is the truth...You really need Jesus, son!)
I want to see Him. I want to touch Him. I want to...
Sit at rest in my Lord's arms and dance upon his feet.
To look into those loving eyes and listen to His heart beat.
To trust my Jesus with all I have and never doubt or fear.
To lean on Him, sing His praise and hold His face so near.
To run, skip, walk and climb...
while safe in His arms of love sublime and...
Leaving all my regrets and hurts behind.
I want that! I want that now! Don't You? Don't you yearn for heaven?
Randy Alcorn in his book "Heaven," says we shouldn't be surprised when we feel homesick for Heaven. It is our home! (my paraphrase)
That is the faith for which I long
The faith that is my soul's song.
Until my life on this earth ends...
and my eternity looking into His face begins.
I'll feed on His Word and sit at His feet.
I'll pray and seek for our hearts to meet...
playing together that faithful beat.
That beat of unity and perfect love...
that can only come from my Jehovah Love.
So all you country fans out there...and all other types of music too.
I know where I'm going. Don't you want to come too? ( Another Country song)
Looking forward to going home!
Love y'all....... hard!