Wednesday, July 3, 2013

If Metallica were actually the 12 disciples....

Then the song Nothing Else Matters would be interpreted a bit different.

I am going to walk you through the song as if this were true, hopefully it will be a bit entertaining for you.

So close no matter how far
Couldn't be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

The disciples had walked with Jesus and had gotten to know him quite well. They had a bit of despair in those days after Jesus was crucified and before the day of Pentecost. By the time they got around to writing this they would have embraced the closeness of Christ with them even if his physical body is gone or they have traveled far from Jerusalem. 

The work they do is purely out of their love of Jesus and relationship with God, it comes from the heart. They are facing significant persecution both from the Jews and the Romans at this point and they must Trust that they are followers of Jesus, followers of "The Way" (this is what early Christians called themselves) and that nothing mattered except doing the work that Jesus set them to be about.

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
And nothing else matters

Before the coming of the Jesus their hearts were not the same. The Holy Spirit opened their heart in a new way. They are now experiencing Abundant life after 2nd birth having been born of the spirit, they are now living according to the Spirit and another reference to "The way". They really mean it! Jesus is all that matters.

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

They have learned to trust in Jesus, they were a bit baffled at first in John chapter 14 when Jesus told them they would be doing even better works than he did because they will still be around doing the work. Everyday they see something new, new believers, new miracles, new abundance in life. They feel enlightened compared to the life they had before, because Jesus is all that matters.

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

Those Pharisees... there has always been something weird about them and the way they talk about God. I met Jesus and now I understand how God loves me isn't based on the things I do or the things I understand, its based out of who God is and that he created me and wants a relationship.

As Always thanks for your time and giving this a read. If you enjoyed it share it with friends, you can do so easily with one of the buttons below. I pray that you will embrace life in the Love and Grace offered to you through Jesus Christ, and that you will always remember Jeremiah 29:11.  – For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, Plans to Proper You and not for harm, Plans with Hope for the Future.

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