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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

SINNERS AND SAINTS

Most of you know I saw "Hamilton" this past weekend.

I bit of advice before proceeding with the blog subject---read the book Hamilton or have a good friend read it and give you the history of Hamilton before seeing the play.  If you attend cold turkey, you will miss much of the message behind the play.  Our friend Margarita not only acquired tickets for us, but also gave us the history lesson~THANKFULLY!  I must admit I thought I was doing enough to listen to the music before attending--NOT enough!

There is one of the songs, "Wait For It" which was sung by the actor playing Aaron Burr.  When I read history, I usually stop at the facts and never consider the people behind the facts. {SIDE NOTE~ I have been inspired to leave behind the genre of "Historical Fiction" and begin a reading plan of "Biographies".  What made those who made history tick?  What were the personalities behind the faces in the history books. } "Hamilton" does an excellent job of giving a small glimpse behind some of those who were instrumental in forming our great country.  One small tidbit to whet your appetite~Hamilton's widow helped form the first orphanage in New York that was instrumental in raising many orphans BECAUSE her husband was an orphan. 

Back to the song "Wait for It", the chorus is this~

Death don't discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
Yeah, we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall and we break
And we make our mistakes
And if there's a reason I'm still alive
When everyone who loves me has died
I'm willing to wait for it
Then I'm willing to wait for it, wait for it, wait for it

WOW~did this every immediately hit me as profound!  The message---YES, death is coming, but don't sit around waiting for death, but instead, continue living until it arrives.  We make mistakes, but we also only succeed when we continue to try.  Another day I will write about shrinking worlds, but for now, the word is keep on living.  Don't get stuck in the past, don't fret over tomorrow, but look at today and live your best.  There is a reason we are alive, there is a path to walk down, grasp every opportunity and live out today.  The words love and life are substituted for death in the first line in the refrain of this song.  The message---live to the fullest while you still have the gift of life.

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


7 comments:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cccJhMVFrLs

    God bless.

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    1. I sang that as a child and then taught it to many a child during the years my children were growing up.
      Thank you for sharing, Victor!

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  2. Amen, Lulu! Let us live life to the fullest and proclaim to love of Jesus to all we meet.
    Blessings, my friend!

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  3. I'm not quite that open minded about the play--or shall I say the cast? (and I can admit that)

    Amen, Lulu, live life to the fullest, smiles.

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    1. It was an interesting take on history, Linda. We all quote history based upon our perception. I was glad my friend could fill in the "Why" blanks to help understand the author's reasoning. One thing is for certain, he is incredibly talented!
      Blessings, My Friend

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    2. I understand where your coming from...but you now...that little tick in my--being a historian, I just nick pick too much.

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