Volume 3 No 4
I was recently confronted by an irate young man who wanted me to listen to a heavy metal song, that he thought was amazing. He claimed I was being closed minded— that I couldn’t hear past the screaming. Of course, he was right; I didn’t seem able to get beyond the raucous screaming and jarring clanging that reminded me of a coven inside of an industrial manufacturing plant. (Is this where the name heavy metal comes from; the sound of a blacksmith’s workshop)?
But I digress...
When on his prompting I decided to try to listen beyond the nerve rattling, chaotic cacophony of sound, I actually could hear a rather pleasant melody coming through.
This got me thinking about life...
Too often, we get so involved in countless aspects of living, that the ‘sound of life’ drowns out the ‘song of life’, and we forget the overall purpose and lose the harmonious melody. We become so focused on the problems we face that we forget to look on the bright side (pg 4) Or perhaps we put together a ‘to-do’ list, then put all the wrong things on it (pg 12) and sometimes our focus is so distracted that we even forget to applaud what is right (pg 7).
I know at times, to God, our prayers must be like this. Fortunately through the power of the Holy Spirit, he is able to hear through our incoherent mumblings and get what we are trying to say (pg 23)
The focus of Face to Face magazine is to help you to cut through the noise of living, and to remind you that God is always there, calling out to you in love, asking you to let him join you in the dance of life.
Do you hear the sweet soft melody?