Borrowed Time | Matt Maher

Here’s an interesting song that was playing as part of my playlist on the way home.  I’ve been listening quite a bit to this Saints and Sinners album, which by the way has been nominated for a Grammy.  I’ve included the words below.

Where do you go from here
When love tears down the fortress that you’ve made with all your fears
There are years of regret, of shame and condemnation
But God comes to you today to say “Today is your salvation”

Well the clock is ticking
Are you gonna start living
Cause you’ve really only got this life
And we’re living on borrowed time
Don’t you know what you’ve been given
So while the world’s still spinning
Light a candle in your heart and shine
‘Cause we’re living on borrowed time

No one’s getting out alive
But maybe life is how you live the days before you die
Do you have the strength to be empty-handed and forgiven,
Can you hear the angels screaming, “Today is your salvation?”

Well the clock is ticking
Are you gonna start living
‘Cause you’ve really only got this life
And we’re living on borrowed time
Don’t you know what you’ve been given
So while the world’s still spinning
Light a candle in your heart and shine
‘Cause we’re living on borrowed time
We’re living on borrowed time Last night

Right now Next week Somehow Love’s the same, Love won’t change

Well the clock is ticking
Are you gonna start living
Cause you’ve really only got this life
And we’re living on borrowed time

Don’t you know what you’ve been given
So while the world’s still spinning
Light a candle in your heart and shine
‘Cause we’re living on borrowed time
We’re living on borrowed time
We’re living on borrowed time I’m giving you all of mine
And we’re living on borrowed time
We’re living on borrowed time
We’re living on borrowed time I’m giving back all of mine
As we’re living on borrowed time

I think there’s an important lesson for all of us in this song.  Each moment that we have – every second that we have – every minute that we have is a gift from God.  I think about the disciples who were standing on the hill after Jesus’ ascension.  They just stood there standing.  They had just been given the command to be Jesus’ witnesses to the whole world and they were just standing there.  Two angels came and reminded them, “Get going….be about the business of Jesus! – Don’t just stand here!”

What are you going to do with the borrowed time that Jesus has given you?

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