Monday, April 9, 2012

Carpe Diem for God!

I don't know why I do this to myself.....but it's good to remember.
Don't EVER wait till it happens to you before you do something about it....
Coz we never know when or where....

I bolded the lines that speak deepest to me. And I italiced the lines that I must remember to stop and do.

Where were you when the world stopped turning? (Alan Jackson)

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin' against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?
Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?
Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue
And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell
You the difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you teaching a class full of innocent children
Or driving down some old interstate?
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?
Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or speak to some stranger on the street?
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Or go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Did you stand in line and give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?


Shireen Loh said...

funny, i was talking about acceptance and having faith with a friend yesterday. And today reading your post. Thanks for sharing the lyrics. It really does hit right at the heart.

Merryn said...


Irene said...

Thanks for sharing. We all move in such a fast paced life. What boggles me and upsets me is that in this age of communication, we hardly communicate (that is proven right when I worked in a ad firm where people miscommunicate most of the time, if not all the time! Ironic, huh?)

Love like you never love before. Praise God for each passing day, for good health, for our children and our man.