Friday, May 16, 2014

Islands?!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I sometimes mention music that has been affecting me.

As in the past, a song has been on my heart and mind.  It's been there off and on for a while, now. 

It's by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers entitled, Islands In The Stream.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI5EQUz1gCg.  The lyrics are below.

Islands In The Stream

Baby, when I met you
There was peace unknown
I set out to get you
With a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside
There was something going on

You do something to me
That I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got something going on
Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah-ha
Making love with each other, ah-ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha

I can't live without you
If the love was gone
Everything is nothing
If you got no one
And you did walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us
And we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never

We start and end as one
In love forever
We can ride it together, ah-ha
Making love with each other, ah-ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha

Sail away

[Instrumental Interlude]

Ooooh, come sail away with me

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha 

Why this song has been with me for so long now, I cannot say.  I have no idea.

However, looking at the song and the spirit behind it, made me think about how lonely I have felt from time to time.  Especially, since being so ill and having so many surgeries since September 2012.

There have been times when I have felt like an island.  Alone.  By myself.  Surrounded by lives so busy that I am not noticed.

However, because I am trusting in my Lord for everything in my life, I realize I am not an island unto myself.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 12:12, "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ."

I may be a hand, arm, leg or foot, but I am part of the body of Christ.  For this, I will be eternally grateful!

Are you part of the body of Christ?  Are you saved? 

Hopefully, you understand that anyone trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ will be saved. 

If you're not sure about this, please read the book of John, in the New Testament portion of the Bible.  By doing this, you'll not only read about how to become saved, but you will also come to realize that everyone needs to be saved.

Hopefully, I'll see you one day, in Heaven!


Until next time...

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