sunlight breaking through dark trees
by: Adrian van Leen
Have you ever had a line from song get stuck in you head? I’m not talking about cheesy yet catchy lyrics like Don’t Worry Be Happy but lines with weight and substance. I am starting a series Here are a few song lyrics that lift me to a higher place, a place of hope.
I originally heard this line (the one in bold) in U2’s God Part II
When you’re lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you’re made to feel as if your love’s a crime —
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight —
Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight
~Bruce Cockburn “Lovers In A Dangerous Time”~-
I find it funny how a simple phrase like “Kicking in darkness until it bleeds daylight” gives me a certain motivation and courage. Jesus did his share of kicking. He kicked at legalism, sickness, disease, poverty, loneliness, and even the grave. Kicking is tiring business but kick we must until we see that glimmer of light peek through.
Tired of kicking at your church , your youth program, your own sin, depression, low numbers, mean church people and picky Pastors? Kick anyway. The darkness can’t last. The darkness has a weak spot and if y0u’ll keep kicking it will eventually give way and light will come streaming through, and then you can tear it all down.
Have a lyric stuck in your head that’s getting you by? Share it in the comments below.
Here are both songs.
First the Bruce Cockburn song- Lovers In A Dangerous Time
U2’s God Part II