Friday, March 30, 2012

...Lift Us Up...

A couple of days ago, I wrote in Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry that I watched the movie An Officer and a Gentleman.  If you haven't yet read that entry you may want to do so, for it is relevant to what I'll be writing about, today.

One of the songs in the movie, is one that I have always liked.  Up Where We Belong, is the title. 

In the movie, it was sung by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Harnes.  For more information on this song, please click on this LINK where you'll read about the songwriters, etc.

Here's a Youtube link to the song:  and here are the lyrics:

Up Where We Belong

Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings
In A World Where Few Hearts Survive
All I Know Is The Way I Feel
When Its Real I keep It Alive
The Road Is Long There Are Mountains In Our Way
but we climb a step every day

Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong
Where The Eagles Cry On A Mountain High
Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong
Far From The World Below
Up Where The Clear Winds Blow

Some Hang On To Used To Be
Live Their Lives Looking Behind
All We Have Is Here And Now
All Our Lives Out There To Find
The Road Is Long There Are Mountains In Our Way
But We Climb a step Everyday


Time Goes By No Time To Cry
Just You And I, Alone Baby


Anyone who knows me, knows that in addition to loving music, lyrics have great meaning to me.  In my mind, a better phrase than: Love lift us up... would be:  Lord, lift us up...  but then, not everyone would agree with me, because not everyone is Christian.

In any case, these lyrics remind me of how God directed the Apostle Paul, in Philippians 3. 

The whole chapter is great reading, but in verses 13-14, we are told by Paul, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

I'm doing my best to not look back.  It's not easy, but God helps me, daily.  It sure would be a lot easier, if I truly had a life.  Even so, I trust God, for everything... as I press on.

Until next time...

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