When did we forget?

December 30, 2007

For Christmas, one of Aiden’s (younger brother # 1) gifts was WOW 2008, a collection of contemp. Christian music. As we started to listen to this CD, and have done so many times since the 25th, I decided that I liked what I heard. See, in the past, I haven’t really been impressed with the selections. With WOW 2008, however, I really enjoy what I hear.

For example, the first song ‘Made to Love’ by Tobymac, is reminiscent of Santana (a good thing in our house) and the lyrics ring true. What strikes me most about this song in particular is the theme of not forgetting why we’re here on earth, and who put us here. As our family prepares for the new year, we have decided on the theme of (and we still don’t have the words quite right, so bear with me) simple priorities, fulfilling the basics of God, family, and service. Not that we don’t want to do more, but that in fulfilling the simple things first, we will cut out distractions from the highest priority, God. We can’t forget to do the most important, and often most basic, things in the plentiful distractions of our day and age.

Tobymac ‘Made to Love’

The dream is fading, now I’m staring at the door
I know its over cause my feet have hit the cold floor
Check my reflection, I ain’t feelin what I see
It’s no mystery
Whatever happened to a passion I could live for
What became of the flame that made me feel more
And when did I forget that…

I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you’d keep me
Never would you leave me I was made to love
and be loved by you

The dream’s alive with my eyes opened wide
Back in the ring you’ve got me swinging for the grand prize
I feel the haters spittin vapors on my dreams
But I still believe
I’m reachin out, reachin up, reachin over
I feel a breeze cover me called Jehovah
And daddy I’m on my way
Cause I was made to love…

I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you’d keep me
Never would you leave me
I was made to love
and be loved by you

I was made to love you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you’d keep me
Never would you leave me
I was made to love
and be loved by you
(nah, nah, nah, nah – nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
(nah, nah, nah, nah – nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Anything I would give up for you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Everything, I’d give it all away (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Anything I would give up for you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Everything, I’d give it all away (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Anything I would give up for you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Everything, I’d give it, I’d give it all away, Oh yeah

Cause I was made to love you (I was made to love you)
Yeah I was made to love you (I was made to find you)
Cause I was made to love you (I was made to adore you, made just for you) (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
I was made to love you (I was made to adore you, made just for you)
Cause I was made to love you (I was made to adore you, made just for you) (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
I was made to love you (I was made to adore you)
Yeah I’m loved by you
Yeah I’m loved by you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Yeah I’ m loved by you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
(nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
(nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)

And, talking about not forgetting the most important things, happy feast of the Holy Family!

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