Make music not war
I’m a singer songwriter. So I make music, not war. But I don’t use that slogan to justify ignoring humans doing wicked things to each other. You don’t have to agree with me. And the vast majority of people in the world won’t. But the fact remains…sometimes you gotta bear arms to save lives.
The slogan only works when you get everybody to make music not war.
And history teaches us that you can’t get everybody to do anything. That includes not making war. Even if you try using music, the so-called “universal language.” And if you can’t get everybody on the same page, using music, what else even remotely has a chance?
Well, nothing (no thing) has a chance. But there IS someOne who does.
I know you might not wanna hear me say it (or see me write it) but He has a name. And I’m gonna share it with you right now. Ready? OK…it’s Jesus. But if you’re willing to be in the minority, and if you’re willing to shut out the nonsense of the world, you can discover true love. A love so deep and eternal every cell in your body will sing the music of life.
It’s sad to think how so many people will choose death over life. So, my hope for you is you’re not one of them. I know a lot of my readers and listeners are Christians. But if you’re not, and if you find yourself shouting slogans instead of serving others, consider my words. I’m pulling for you to trust God. Trust that He made a way for you to live forever in paradise with Him. And that Way is Jesus. The one who took a whole war of punishment upon Himself. For you. And for me.
When you can make music not war,
And still know who justice is for,
You’ll sing to the Truth in your heart
That saves you and sets you apart.
You’ll know that the Truth sets you free
And keeps you free eternally.
You’ll wish that all souls would soar
And learn to make music not war.
© 2020 Tony Funderburk
And remember, music is one of the millions of examples of how life has Rhyme and Reason because God made you.