Wednesday Word

Feeling up to the challenge, I decided to go Old School today and tackle a method mastered by our colleague Darren Stevens – The IPod Shuffle Wednesday Word.  It’s simple, activate “shuffle” on your IPod and the first song to come up determines the topic of the text.

Today:  “Beloved” by Tenth Avenue North

A great song from the band’s debut album is often mistaken as a romantic love song.  Actually, the context of the lyrics are a directive towards us as believers – the Bride.  The song is sung from the perspective of the Groom.  This is Christ singing to us – His Beloved.

I’m always intrigued by the bridge of a song.  Here, the bridge addresses the unfaithfulness of a love gone wrong – looking in all the wrong places (different song).  Yet in the end, Christ calls us back to Himself – kind of a Hosea for Gomer type of commitment.

You’re my beloved

Lover, I’m yours

And Death shall not part us

It’s you I died for

For better or worse

Forever we’ll be

My love it unites us and it binds you to me

It’s a mystery

In a world of disposable attractions, I find myself awestruck to recieve such loving devotion despite my affinity for poor decisions.  “…Just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.” Ephesians 5:25.  Let the reality of that sink in and let the love of the Lord sing into our souls today – it might be just what our hearts need to hear.”


Wally Decker
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Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A