Last Friday night, the rancher and I went to the “Ring of Fire” performance. Which we thoroughly enjoyed. One of the musicians sang a catchy tune. “Sunday Morning Coming Down.”
Days later, I still have this song in my head, so I look up the lyrics.
(Photocopied from the internet)
Chorus: “On the Sunday morning sidewalk, wishing Lord that I was stoned.
‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone.
And there’s nothin’ short of dyin’ half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleepin’ city sidewalks, Sunday mornin, comin’ down.
Verse 3: In the park, I saw a daddy with a laughing little girl who he was swingin’.
And I stopped beside a Sunday School and listened to the song that they were singin’.
Then I headed back for home, and somewhere far away, a lonely bell was ringin’.
And it echoed through the canyons like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.”
This song rolled around in my head all week. I couldn’t help but wonder about this lostness we feel without knowing God as our Savior. What are we searching for? We can be lonely while knowing God, but the absence of Christ leaves us empty.
According to the USA Facts, three out of five Americans feel lost. The reasons are anything from being a drifter to not caring or being too busy to form relationships, or just plain not knowing why they think as they do.
The book of Psalms expresses David’s intense loneliness in life and his desperate cry for God not to leave him.
Like David, we can know God is our only hope.
Oh Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know me when I sit down and when I rise up;
You discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before.
And lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:
it is high: I cannot attain it.
Where shall I go from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you:
the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
If you do not know Christ as your Savior, click on the salvation tab and read Pastor Ben’s message.
When we feel lonely and lost, remember God already knows and cares.
Get into the written word of God.
Until next time, Pam.