Prayer Station - Tuesday, April 7

Author: Adrian Williams
April 07, 2020

Listen to the song “In the Blood” by John Mayer.
Follow along with the lyrics below.

How much of my mother has my mother left in me?
How much of my love will be insane to some degree?
And what about this feeling that I'm never good enough?
Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
How much of my father am I destined to become?
Will I dim the lights inside me just to satisfy someone?
Will I let this woman kill me, or do away with jealous love?
Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need
But it's never gonna come the way I am
Could I change it if I wanted, can I rise above the flood?
Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
How much like my brothers, do my brothers wanna be?
Does a broken home become another broken family?
Or will we be there for each other, like nobody ever could?
Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?
I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need
But it's never gonna come the way I am
Could I change it if I wanted, could I rise above the flood?
Will it wash out in the water, or is it always in the blood?


- Do any particular lines resonate with you? Why?

Jesus was a human person as much as he was God. The sentiments expressed are all so human. We don’t choose our families, yet they shape so much of who we are.
- Are there aspects of your family or yourself that you wish you could change? What would you choose to keep? Is there anything you don’t feel like you can change but want to?

- During the period of Lent, this song makes me think of what a world without Jesus’ sacrifice. What do you think that world would look like?
For me, it would be a world without the possibility of becoming new, healthy change, or the washing away of sins. Instead of given freely, love would be earned, and grace would be unknown.
 
The line “I can feel the love I need, but it’s never gonna come the way I am” reflects an attitude we all can sometimes hold, that we’re not worthy of love because of who we are or what we have done. When I think of all this, I feel deep gratitude for Easter and the promise it holds.

- Can you think of a time you felt unworthy of the love you received?

As we ponder our human nature, our shortcomings and brokenness, we should always remember that Jesus brought about unfailing grace with him on the cross.

 


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