Monday, May 16, 2011

Fire Fall Down

hi guys =]. it's been a while! and I don't have much to type out right now, but there have been a bunch of songs that i've been singing down the street all over the place, redirecting my mind and heart back onto God. oh yeah, they're all Hillsong-songs x].

"Fire Fall Down" ~Hillsong United

A long ago, I was talking to Vivian about how much I liked this song, and she brought up a really good thought about the bridge, which goes "Fire, fall, fall down on us...": "What does that mean? To pray for God's fire to fall down? Is that something we really want?" And it wasn't really since I've listened to it recently that I feel God had reminded me of the dual-meaning of fire. Because when we think of fire, especially fire that falls down, we think of Judgment, as in Sodom & Gomorrah. My pastor from my SD church mentioned how, in the end, Jesus will burn away all the weeds..all the things that don't glorify Him. And in my own life, I have all these weeds. These gross things that don't glorify Him, that hurt Him and others, etc.

God deserves only the things that will glorify Him, and I guess this bridge is asking God to not only to burn away the weeds, but to leave refined the things of gold He put in us. It reminded me of the verse in 1 Cor 3:12-13 - "If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work." I know that God will, in the very end, burn away all the displeasing things.. but I'm just praying for that longing for Him to do that in me now as well.

I also really like the verses :]. and the chorus.

These hands are Yours
Teach them to serve as You please
And I'll reach out
Desperate to see all the greatness of God
May my soul rest assured in You

'Cuz I know that You're alive
You came to fix my broken life
And I'll sing to glorify
Your Holy Name,
Jesus Christ

1 comment:

michelle said...

this is a pretty cool song =] it is kind of funny/hard to imagine for "fire to fall down," but i do like your interpretation of what they mean by "fire." I remember watching an Avatar episode haha and this was when Aang needed to find someone to teach him firebending. He found his teacher who had a lot of past with the fire nation and he talked about how we see fire as destructive and painful to people, but we often ignore how fire is also the source of life. It provides warmth. I forgot the example he used to demonstrate the message he wanted to get across, but I admit fire is a very much needed resource for basic living. God is our resource to life. He is the warmth that surrounds us when it feels like the world acts so cold towards us. Thank you for the song, tim! the chorus right now is being repeated in my head =D