What do you burn for?

The theme tonight is fire.

Actual, literal fire is…hot.  It can destroy things, but it also has value.  It provides heat and light, it helps us cook food and destroy things that we want to destroy.

But I’m thinking of the way that fire is used as a metaphor.  It means life, and spirit, and emotion.  And, yeah, all that can be destructive too.  But without fire, without burning for something, what would life be?

Because when I arrive, I, I’ll bring the fire, make you come alive, I can take you higher…   –Kevin Rudolf, “Let It Rock”

Can’t stop the fire, you’re what I’m burning for…           –Hodges, “Show Me How It Feels”

So won’t You move me like You used to?  I want the world to know I burn for You…I’d rather burn for You than fade away, I’d rather burn for You than go my way…I feel revived again, I am alive again, burnin’ for you, you got me lifted, lifted, you lift me up.   –TobyMac, “Burn For You”

Down to the wire, I wanted water but I’ll walk through the fire, if that is what it takes to take me even higher…   –John Mayer, “Vultures”

Okay, that’s all I can think of right now.  By the way, if you know a kid who is into hip hop and also might be ready to be open to the Lord…You gotta get your kids hooked on TobyMac!  🙂  The adults in the house might get hooked on TobyMac, too!  🙂  I dare you to listen to “Burn For You” and not move your body!


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