Counting Blue Cars

Must of been mid afternoon
I could tell by how far the child’s shadow stretched out and
He walked with a purpose
In his sneakers, down the street
He had, many questions
Like children often do
He said,
Tell me all your thoughts on God?
Tell me am I very far?

Must of been late afternoon
On our way the sun broke free of the clouds
We count only blue cars
Skip the cracks, in the street
And ask many questions
Like children often do
We said,
Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I would really like to meet her.
And ask her why we’re who we are.
Tell me all your thoughts on God,
Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far –
Am I very far now?

Its getting cold picked up the pace
How our shoes make hard noises in this place
Our clothes are stained
We pass many, cross eyed people
And ask many questions
Like children often do

Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I would really like to meet her.
And ask her why we’re who we are.
Tell me all your thoughts on God?
‘Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far?
Am I very far now
Am I very far now
Am I very far now

-By Dishwalla

Heard this song recently and it just hit me….are we, as Christians, listening to the questions others are asking?

Notice I didn’t ask if we are answering the questions – some seem to have all the answers! No, are we listening and responding with love, grace, mercy?

How we respond may be the difference between heaven or hell. How we respond to someone may be life changing or not. Not for us, but for them!

Many Christians today think that they have to have all the answers before they can respond. Hogwash! Scripture tells us that we will have the words given to us by the Holy Spirit. But more importantly, if we love Jesus and know him personally, our very responses (i.e. body language, service) should reflect that!

Faith-sharing isn’t about spouting off answers but is truly about listening and presence.

Are we listening? Are we a faithful presence?

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About preachermom

a passionate woman of God who believes in living the truth; in being Christ in the world; and in inspiring others.
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