Proof of Love, Paul Simon, 03SEP – #429

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Proof of Love, Paul Simon, 03SEP

I love Paul Simon – I love his lyric: “I trade my tears to ask the Lord for proof of love, if only for the consolation of looking at the stars above” – and I love that because I often ask God questions and in the past I would have ask the Lord for signs like shooting stars when I looked to the sky… to only then (and now) realize that the stars themselves ARE His signs!! Just like the lyric: “Darkness fills with light – Love on Earth is everywhere”… Yes, He made the stars – Knowledge of Him should be sufficient for us – The Lord is sufficient – GRACE IS SUFFICIENT!

The stars existence shows HIS love. He made everything, LIFE EVERLASTING will all fall into place, and He IS in control – that’s proof of LOVE right there!

This is a convergent thought with a Matthew 16 scripture… We look too much for the signs instead of the sign of the times… We can and should look at the beauty of nature, the amazement of how fast children grow, the times we are able to rest, the peaceful morning hearing the summer bugs, the stars in the sky… and that IS God’s showcase of HIS LOVE… Amen!

Matthew 16 (NIV)
The Demand for a Sign
“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.
He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”


PS –  I wrote a piece about shooting stars and skunks, one of my early pieces, when looking out the stars, sometimes the skunks come instead… a good reminder that God answers in HIS own time…  https://debbieupper.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/its-salvation-not-satisfaction-gods-shooting-stars-and-skunks-11jul-208/


I always appreciate Paul Simon talking about God which he does in many of his songs…
I love the line: “And when at times my words desert me  …  Music is the tongue I speak”

“Paul Simon – Proof of Love”

Begin again
No easy trick
Without a guide or walking stick
Begin before the bells of twilight peal

Downhill town
The road ahead
Spiral, as a serpent’s bed
A teaspoon of desire for my meal

I trade my tears
To ask the Lord
For proof of love
If only for the consolation
Of gazing at the stars above

Amen, amen, amen

The road is steep
The air is thin
I hear a voice inside my skin
Don’t be afraid
Your days won’t end with night
Feel the sun
Drink the rain
Let your body heal its pain
Bathe beneath a waterfall of light

I trade my tears
To ask the Lord
For proof of love
If only for the explanation
That tells me what my dreams are made of

Amen, amen
The valley below
An ocean of debris

I ask the Lord
For proof of love
Love is all I seek
Love is all I seek
And when at times my words desert me
Music is the tongue I speak

I rest my head beside a white oak tree
No deadly nightshade, Belladonna
Dare lay a leaf on me

Silent night
Still as prayer
Darkness fills with light
Love on Earth is everywhere

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