Wisdom from George Strait

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You may not like country music, but there aren't very many places that you get God-talk as clear and unencumbered as this:

Last night I dreamed I died and stood outside those pearly gates.
When suddenly I realized there must be some mistake.
If they know half the things I've done, they'll never let me in.
And then somewhere from the other side I heard these words again.

And he said, "Let me tell you a secret about a father's love,
A secret that my daddy said was just between us."
He said, "Daddies don't just love their children every now and then.
It's a love without end, amen, it's a love without end, amen."

There is something wonderful about being able to hear this kind of thing outside of a Christian music station. I don't know George Strait, I don't know his life, and I don't know if he lives up to the credo of the song--but then, few people I know live up to the words they sing in praise of God.

God is a Father whose love is never-ending, whose passion for us extended to the passion of His own son. He is endlessly giving and forgiving. We all know that. The tenderness of a endlessly patient father.

How nice to hear it sung out long and loud in places unexpected!

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I 2nd that thought.

I looked up his on-line biography. It seems he married his high school sweetheart in the late 60's, and they are still together. They had two children- a boy and a girl. He seems to have a good relationship with his son. His daughter was killed in an auto accident almost 20 years ago, when she was only 13.
His own parents were divorced when he was about 10- his mother left, taking his sister with her, while leaving George and his brother to be raised by their dad. I'd guess the stability of his father's love had a great impact on him.



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