Thursday, June 29, 2006

Praising You for people who write the not Barry Manilow although he did have some songs in his day that were catchy.... :)

I am thinking this morning of Derek Webb, his song The Wedding Dress was one when I first heard it.....'what the heck???' "Me a whore??? '

Reading the story of the Prodigal was the same way.... it's only recently seeing myself as the PRODIGAL...I was the Elder Brother....

My whoring is for approval.....for people to LIKE ME.....
My whoring is for affirmation, always looking to please, to hear that 'good job', that fills me up for about a minute before I am whoring after more and more and more approval....the pleasing is never about THEM it's about filling me up....

So today I am praying that I will run down that aisle.........

If you could love me as a wife
and for my wedding gift, your life
Should that be all I’d ever need
or is there more I’m looking for
and should I read between the lines
and look for blessings in disguise
To make me handsome, rich, and wise
Is that really what you want

I am a whore I do confess
But I put you on just like a wedding dress
and I run down the aisle
and I run down the aisle
I’m a prodigal with no way home
but I put you on just like a ring of gold
and I run down the aisle to you

So could you love this bastard child
Though I don’t trust you to provide
With one hand in a pot of gold
and with the other in your side

I am so easily satisfied
by the call of lovers so less wild
That I would take a little cash
Over your very flesh and blood
Because money cannot buy
a husband’s jealous eye
When you have knowingly deceived his wife


happytheman said...

Thanks for stopping by. One of my favorite desert father stories is about taking the journey if I remember tonight I will post it.

This is one of my favorite songs though I do love in your face theology.

Bruce said...

If you haven't read "Redeeming Love," check it out. Everybody I know who has read it thought it was great...even one guy.


MaryAnn M said...


"that i would take a little cash over your very flesh and blood"

why do i do this???