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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Watching From A Distance

I love this song “From A Distance” by Bette Midler. But, I like the sweet voice of Emi Fujita more singing this song that gives that soothing effect...

From a distance
The world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white
From a distance
The ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight

From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
Its the voice of hope
Its the voice of peace
Its the voice of every man

From a distance
We all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs and no disease
No hungry mouths to feed

From a Distance
We are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope
Playing songs of peace
They are the songs of every man

Chorus
God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

From a distance
You look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance
I just cannot comprehend
What all this fightings for

From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
And its the hope of hopes
Its the love of loves
Its the heart of every man

The lyrics of the song is something I can identity with anytime, anywhere. In many ways it reminds me of God’s creation, the plight of the people and the relationship of people.

As you listen to the first verse, close your eyes and imagine the world in blue and green, the greens of the tress, the top mountain blue, the blue ocean, the harmony, the echoes of the land.

Then listen to the cries of the people. Close your eyes and hear the cries of the poor, the political unrest in countries and even the London bombing?

Then, we move on to the relationship of people. Friends come. Friends go. People we encounter everyday. Conflicts with people.

But remember that God is watching over us. However, also remember that He is not watching us from a distance. God sees the sufferings and problems of the world. He is watching us from within.

The next time you listen to this song remember that God is watching not only from a distance, He is also watching us from within. Because He has sent his Son Jesus to die for our sins in order for us to have this relationship with Him. Who can watch over us any better?

4 comment(s):

Hi, Yan,

Good thoughts. He is watching us over us from His heavenly throne. He also lives within us.

lw

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:33 pm  

Hi, Yan

A quote from Abraham Lincoln to complement your thoughts -

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon earth and be an atheist but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."

God's blessings.

kl3

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:47 pm  

I absolutely agree; not just God but also lots and lots of God's angels :)

By Blogger fishtail, at 11:55 am  

Hi, dear friends, lw, kl3 and fishtail..

Thanks for the words that certainly add colours to my site.

God's blessings - in abundance..

Yan

By Blogger Yan, at 12:04 pm  

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