It’s Love that wrote the Play

It’s the first week of our read-through/preach through the Bible in 2012 family project here at Curve Baptist Church. In preparing for this Sunday’s sermon (an overview of Genesis 1-11), I was reminded of the lyrics of a song I recently heard. I don’t know anything about the artist, David Wilcox, or his religious convictions. I do know that these heart-piercing lyrics find their fulfillment in the Biblical story, in the sovereign God of love, who set the stage at creation for the story of his glorious rescue of sinners:

“Show the Way” by David Wilcox

You say you see no hope, you say you see no reason
We should dream that the world would ever change
You’re saying love is foolish to believe
‘Cause there’ll always be some crazy with an Army or a Knife
To wake you from your day dream, put the fear back in your life…

Look, if someone wrote a play just to glorify
What’s stronger than hate, would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late he’s almost in defeat
It’s looking like the Evil side will win, so on the Edge
Of every seat, from the moment that the whole thing begins
It is…

Chorus:
Love who makes the mortar
And it’s love who stacked these stones
And it’s love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we’re alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it’s love that wrote the play…
For in this darkness love can show the way

So now the stage is set. Feel you own heart beating
In your chest. This life’s not over yet.
so we get up on our feet and do our best. We play against the
Fear. We play against the reasons not to try
We’re playing for the tears burning in the happy angel’s eyes
For it’s…

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About Eric Smith

Sinner saved by the grace of Jesus, husband of Candace, father of Coleman and Crockett, West Tennessean, pastor of Sharon Baptist Church, student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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