When I share songs on my "Music Monday" series, it is usually to call us to think more deeply about a song's meaning- asking what hits us deep down when listening to it, and what lessons can we apply to our daily lives. It is one thing to have a favorite song that you love to listen to, but what does it mean to you? We get in the habit of driving around with the radio blaring and it so easily becomes nothing more than background noise. We often don't slow down to actually listen to what the song may be singing directly to our soul.
And this includes secular music. We need to recognize that the people we reach out to, those who are in need of the Gospel message, have worldviews shaped by their media- music, television, the internet. So when I share a song like last week's, we need to consider the perspective of the singer/songwriter and think about how others may also relate.
Like last week's "Good Man", this song is another favorite of mine and expresses the need for redemption. It is a song about our personal demons. And the video reminds us that we all have our demons that we hide. But because of the Gospel of Jesus, those demons do not have to define who we are.
(as a complete aside, the advertisement that played for me prior to the YouTube video was a Chevrolet ad with John Legend singing "Made to Love". Right when he sings "there must be a God because I saw you" the commercial zooms right in to a Chevy cruising down the street. Like I said, our worldviews are shaped by media- and we are always being sold something.)