Monday, December 17, 2012

We Found Love

Do you ever listen to a song on pop radio and just instantly think, "This song is totally talking about my man, Jesus!"

Nope? Just me?

Well, I know this song is actually about drugs and sex and unhealthy relationships, but from pretty much the first time I heard it, all I could picture in my mind was Jesus on the cross.

The more I've listened to it, the more and more I picture the whole song talking about the life of Christ, and how we are just searching and yearning for his love.

So, what follows is as close as I can get to show you all what I picture in my mind when I listen to this song, which - crazy as it seems - I use to pray.

We Found Love

Yellow diamonds in the light

(Matthew 2:1-12)
Now we’re standing side by side, 
As your shadow crosses mine

(Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40-56, Matthew 9:18-26)
What it takes to come alive

(John 11:1-46)
The Raising of Lazarus by George Cattermole

Shine a light through an open door

(John 1:4-9, John 8:12)
Love a life I will divide

(John 6, Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26,
Luke 22:7-39, John 13:1-17:26)
Turn away 'cause I need you more

(Romans 6-8)
Feel the heartbeat in my mind

(John 1:14, Luke 24:32)
Sacred Heart of Jesus
It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny

(Matthew 12:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, John 6:16-21)
Peter Walks on Water by Philip Otto Runge (1806)
But I’ve gotta let it go

(John 20:20-23 and more)
We found Love in a hopeless place, 
We found Love in a hopeless place, 
We found Love in a hopeless place, 
We found Love in a hopeless place...

(Matthew 27:33-56, Mark 15:22-41, Luke 23:33-49, John 19:16-37)

**I've been working on this post for awhile to find all the right images, and now in light of the school shootings that happened last week, it seems even more fitting. Despite how tragic our world can be, we have to always remember that there is no tragedy where we cannot still find Love, there is no place that is completely hopeless because God is always there in our suffering. May those who suffer and cry out for hope feel God's presence, and may we all come to know and  experience Christ's undying love that he has shown to each of  us on the Cross.**


  1. I LOVE this post. I can't tell you how many times I hear a song and think, "that was ALL about God!" I actually had a series on my blog for a while all about songs like that! The pictures just make it so much better, thanks for posting this!

  2. I love this post, too. It doesn't sound odd to me at all. In fact, so many of Rhianna's songs sound like a soul's yearning to find God.

  3. I have really enjoyed snooping around your blog over the last couple of days. The photos in this post are amazing. Especially the Raising of Lazarus and the priest holding up the Holy Eucharist! God bless, Cindy @ The Veil of Chastity

  4. You know, I've thought the same thing. I'll still not be able to actually listen to the song, though. Even if her lyrics are not vapid (which is rare), they're still wildly repetitious. Ugh. I love finding redemption and longing in places like this, though. Sweet post.


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