Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Daring (HAWMC Day 27)

Today's Prompt: Quote prompt! Today use a quote to set you off and writing. Pick a quote that inspires you positively or charges you negatively.


"Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be"

"Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you fun to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here"

"I dare you to move
Dare you to move
Dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
Dare you to move
Dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before"

So I thought it might get a bit long to quote all the lyrics, so I narrowed it down a bit.  As I've mentioned before, song lyrics are important to me.  I find great comfort, strength, and empowerment in music.

Switchfoot is my favorite band, and this song is one of my very favorites of theirs.  I don't know why these particular words resonate so much with me, but they do.  Ever since the first time I heard them.

I first started listening to Switchfoot after I lost a dear friend.  That experience changed my life, and I found great solace in their music.  I listened to their A Beautiful Letdown CD over and over again.

And these words have stuck with me.  I find them incredibly inspiring. No matter what, there is redemption.  Forgiveness.  Escape from the parts of myself I'm not proud of.  Someone to run to.

All I need to do is move.  To get up off of the floor.  Today is happening.  And redemption, forgiveness, and salvation will be there again tomorrow.




4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this, Jess! <3

    "Dare you to move like today never happened before." -- I think this could and SHOULD really challenge us to go FARTHER each day than we dreamed possible.

    I think the greatest thing about a song like this one is that it impacts each of us no matter where were at. And that's awesome.

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  2. Let's do it Jess. I love it I just need help doing it.
    Keep up the blogging sister

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  3. Great lyrics Jess! I love how it encourages us to all be "more".

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