Posted August 23, 2012
So I've been counting down the days until the album "The Upside of Down" by Chris August came out. Today was the day! But 11am I was downloading it from iTunes. I listened through it once while I was working, then replayed a few favorites. An hour or so later, I was getting ready to mow the lawn. I hit play on my iPod and started mowing. A little over halfway through the yard the title song came on. I had already heard it twice, so I just continued on without paying it much attention. Then the acoustic version came one. Usually, I'm upset when my iPod's shuffle messes up like that, but as it was a new song, I just let it go. Then I started listening to the lyrics.
"Funny how we figure out where happiness is found,
In the midst of this sadness I’m closer to You now
And that’s the upside of down,"
He's talking about that when you're up, life's going great, you kinda put God to the side. The downside of up. But when life takes a sharp turn downwards, you suddenly turn and cling to Him. The upside of down.
Boom. Story of my life. I stopped for a second in the middle of the lawn; thinking. That was exactly the wake-up call I needed.
"You are more in my less,
You are strength in my weakness,
I’ll never go back again,
And then Your sunshine ends the rain,
and I return to my old ways,
Why am I a fair weather friend?"
I went from laughing at the breach of grammatical rules, to doing some serious thinking.
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