Sunday, October 23, 2005

Twice the Inspiration

The weather has been a bit, well, 'very Paia' -- the town I'm staying in. It's a mile from the wind surfing capitol of the world. And it's been living up to its reputation, along with plenty of rain. So yesterday I put on my iPod and listened to some tunes as I watched the rain fall. I heard a song that took on a whole new meaning for me. It's John Hiatt's, "Through Your Hands" and this time I heard it while thinking about Israel and the powerlessness I think many of us feel in trying to help her. I think it sort of sums up what many of us bloggers are trying to do, and why we blog (whether or not it's for Israel).

You were dreaming on a park bench
'Bout a broad highway somewhere
When the music from the carillon
Seemed to hurl your heart out there
Past the scientific darkness
Past the fireflies that float
To an angel bending down
To wrap you in her warmest coat

And you ask, "What am I not doing?"
She says "Your voice cannot command.
In time, you will move mountains,
And it will come through your hands."

Still you argue for an option
Still you angle for your case
Like you wouldn't know a burning bush
If it blew up in your face
Yeah, we scheme about the future
And we dream about the past
When just a simple reaching out
Might build a bridge that lasts


So whatever your hands find to do
You must do with all your heart
There are thoughts enough
To blow men's minds and tear great worlds apart

There's a healing touch to find you
On that broad highway somewhere
To lift you high
As music flying
Through the angel's hair.

Don't ask what you are not doing
Because your voice cannot command
In time we will move mountains
And it will come through your hands.


At 2:17 PM, Anonymous seawitch said...

What a beautiful picture and song.

In time, you will move mountains,
And it will come through your hands.

Keep having faith. It laways works out in the end.

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Look at that rainbow! Remember the promise.

At 7:44 PM, Blogger LASunsett said...

God will always be with Israel, Esther. What God has planted, no one can pluck up. He put it there, only he can take it away.

At 7:20 AM, Anonymous Felis said...

What Lasunsett said.
Oh, and the picture is great.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks seawitch. :) You guys in Mississippi are proving that stanza every day.

Will do, AOW.

LA, I sure hope you're right. Thank you.

Thanks Felis. ;)

At 12:08 PM, Blogger LASunsett said...

If I wasn't right about another thing, ever again, I'd be right about that.


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