Posted by: Diane | June 10, 2013

Investing Your Life

Yesterday, I posted a song, as I always do on Sunday mornings.  Today, I’ve been reading over and thinking through the lyrics of that song – Awake My Soul – by the group, Mumford and Sons. I have to admit that I don’t fully understand what all the words mean but I was captivated by the chorus:

In these bodies we will live, 
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, 
you invest your life

awake my soul…
awake my soul…
awake my soul…
For you were made to meet your Maker

I don’t know this group well but I’ve been listening to a few of their songs recently and I am uplifted by their music because I find it to be majestic, ebullient and affirming. Kevin Emmert wrote in Christianity Today – “Their lyrics—primarily written by frontman Marcus Mumford—are heart gripping, capturing experiences to which most listeners can relate—brokenness, regret, and longing for restoration. While some of the lyrics are raw and emotionally uncensored, they also provide glimpses of hope. Themes of love, grace, and forgiveness—and a dusting of other biblical references – show up regularly in their songs.” 

I dont want to get caught up in a debate about whether this is a Christian group or not – for me, it doesn’t matter – but I do believe that these lyrics offer up a very powerful truth.  “Where you invest your love, you invest your life” and it challenged me today.

At the top of the page in my journal, I wrote, “Where do you invest your love, Diane? Someone once told me that all you have to do is look at how you spend your time and money  – that will tell you what and who you love. I’ve always remembered those wise words.

We all have 1440 minutes every day and it seems like the older I get, the faster these minutes fly by. I want to invest my life in what truly matters…and love matters.

love-matters-art

These things will last forever – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love.    1 Corinthians 13.13. NLT


Responses

  1. You know it! Of course I had to comment on this one 🙂 my daughter is a HUGE fan of M & Sons. I listened to the album over & over at a particular time in my life and agree totally within how the writer in Christianity Today describes the lyrics. Gut wrenching is a good phrase and certainly with glimpses of hope. Investing your love can be both freeing & beautiful or devastating & destructive. Gal 5 comes to mind here. Another fave M & sons song is “Roll Away Your Stone.” A ‘gut wrencher’ and tough one to listen to, without crying, is “Blank White Page”…and tell me now where was my fault, in loving you with my whole heart…


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