I had actually planned on posting another song today. Then I was returning emails and checking messages at my computer and this song came on my Spotify music list. It was the song they played at the end of the “House” series. For some reason it really speaks to me. And I can’t get away from it.
Music sometimes does that to me. I have something else going on and then am stopped dead in my tracks. Maybe it’s because of things going on right now. Maybe it’s because life throws some strange curve balls. Maybe it’s because each new day brings new revelations and surprises. I think I am in control and then find that I have no control. Circumstances come in to literally rock my world as they also sound strangely familiar. A shadow of the past coming and staring straight at me.
In times like this I am humbled and thankful. Humbled because I don’t deserve the grace and forgiveness of a great and wonderful God. Thankful that in spite of the many mistakes and wrong turns I have made in the past I was able to right my path and live in victory. I am surrounded by many loving people to encourage me in my life’s purpose and calling. I am grateful.
But I realize that there are those not fully there yet. They have their own journey to take and discover. Things coming in to rock their world. It is hard to see people take wrong turns and spin out of control. We are all capable of doing this from time to time. Spin, justify, retreat, reason, ponder, turn, let go, go our own way.
This song is a song about a man dying. Written and sung by Warren Zevon, I believe he realized his life as he ponders death. What is really important. The things he really loves. A man who does not want to be forgotten. Wants to know that his life mattered. When it comes right down to it – don’t we all want this? To be remembered, to have mattered. Our actions we took in this life will mean something to us someday as we face our mortality. Those things we thought were so important, worth fighting for, things we gave up, none of it will matter someday. It is a sobering thought. What is so important? Is it really worth the spin? Will people want to remember you when you’re gone?
It is a sobering thought. Someday my actions will be called in to recall by those left behind. I don’t know about you – but I want to be able to say “remember me” and when people do – they will have a good positive memory of my life and what I was called to do.
I wish the same for you.
Enjoy this song and the great lyrics. May you ponder the same thing today and if you need to – make a change.