Monday, March 16, 2009

The itsy bitsy spider...

****Disclaimer...I know 24 is fictional. I know Jack Bauer really does not exist. So can you just roll with me... ;)****

On Monday nights I go to my cousins' home to watch 24 and my man Jack Bauer as he saves the U.S. and the world from impending danger. I am usually pumped after I leave and feel like I too can go save the world. When the show ended, I jumped in the car and started driving home when I saw a spider crawling up my radio panel.

Doing what all brave chicas do, I screamed until my own ears rang. The next thing that happened amazed me - I saw my father's face flash before my eyes and these words emitted from that floating head, "If you crash this car over a bug - you're going to get it."

Not wanting my obituary to read that I died in a car crash over seeing a spider or finding out from my dad what "it" was considering I haven't had a spanking in years, I pulled myself together quickly. I was a little sad that my brave heart seemed to diminish when I found myself in the face of danger. I think Jack would be a little disappointed.

I started thinking about the song that I love called Crazy by Gnarls Barkley. My brother did an incredible rendition of the song (Shoutout to Gabriel!!) it here

In the song there is a verse that says...

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

Then Cee-Lo asks a rhetorical question, "Maybe I'm crazy?..."

You know what Cee-Lo...perhaps you are. It is naive to think that putting your life on the line for something is easy or fun. As much as I love watching Jack Bauer, tonight he finally admitted what he does isn't emotionally easy, even though in many ways he is a hero. But Jack always has the heart to keep going no matter how dangerous the task may be. And Mr. Cee-Lo is on to something that Dr. King Jr., said long ago, if we are going to live for something, let it be something to have the heart to die for.

I think if we are going to be real in our walk for Christ, others may think that we are a little "crazy." We ourselves may think that we are a little crazy. But, when we are able to live a life on the line and set our hearts on a singular focus - Christ, you and I can live a life knowing that it's not in vain and our purpose in life will be well spent.

My prayer...
Lord, let me spend my life on You and Your purposes. let my heart be set on You always. My desire is to lose my life in you. Change my heart to care about the things that touch Your heart. Make my heart break with the things that break your heart. When the world thinks I am crazy because of my walk or my stance, give me courage to keep pressing forward.
In Jesus' name. Amen.


Phillydizzi Bride to Be said...

I love Jack loved that quote by MLK, it was very inspiring. Its funny because I would have reacted the same way to spider, except Jack wouldn't have come to my mind. I'm glad you're blogging again, its very inspirational especially since I too have reached quarter you!

Somewhere In The Middle said...

I really like this! It spoke to me right where I wam today at this moment!

Thank you!