A song begins, the introduction is sweet, inspiring, and thought-provoking. It stirs our interest, draws us in more. The lyrics begin and the words pour out; the artist's heart is so evident in every line, in every note. It tells a story, the words do, the instruments chime in as if reinforcing what is explicitly said. Those lyrics are a window into the artists heart, their true loves, their passion, and their thoughts about life. We can choose to slow down and listen, to become involved in what the artist has created or we can choose to let it be a background soundtrack to our already hectic lives.
A conversation begins, its introduction is sweet, fun, and intriguing. It stirs our interest, draws us in more. Then the stories begin and the words pour out; the person's heart is so evident in every line, in every sentence. It shows a life, the stories do, the emotions and facial expressions chime in as if reinforcing what the words say. Those stories are a window into what that person really believes about who they are, their true insecurities, loves, passions and thoughts about life. We can choose to slow down and listen, to become involved in what the person is sharing or we can choose to let it be a background soundtrack to our already hectic thoughts.
I see it the same. A song and a conversation. We can choose to be involved in both the ups and the downs, to care about what is being said, or we can choose to tune it out. But know this, the more invested we are, the more we appreciate what we have. The more we care, the more we pull out, both in music and in relationship. Tell me, when is the last time we have had a conversation with someone who was so involved in our story that they NEEDED to hear the end? When was the last time we've had a conversation with someone who wanted to know why we said what we did, or what thoughts were behind our words? The world needs people who are involved, who care, who listen to our life lyrics. God has so much interest in who we are and desires to know our stories, our true heart. Who's to say that we can't love and listen to people alongside Him? Be someone who cares what others have to say and see how a simple conversation can become a perfectly constructed song.