|During a run last week, I selected an old running playlist.
I was pleasantly surprised as my iPod shuffled to one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs of all time–Everywhere.
Off-key and out of breath, I belted the lyrics and chuckled, recalling seeing them live a few years ago with my BFF, Carrie. (We got “SHHHHH”ed by a couple in front of us for talking too loudly. Go figure?!)
Carrie’s obsessed with Fleetwood Mac.
To this day, she still speaks of her dream to shake a tambourine alongside of Stevie Nicks on stage. Since today is her birthday, (I love you, CJ!) I found it most appropriate to share the song. (“Everywhere” begins around :47)
But, sunshine, this post is just not all about my personal memories and nostalgia. You see, I try to experience God in common, everyday events and experiences. (Bet you’re wondering how I’ll connect Fleetwood Mac and God?!)
While Everywhere may have been written and performed as a love song, the opening lyrics are easily relatable to a personal prayer that we might pray to God in moments of shame, guilt, fear, condemnation, pride…
Can you hear me calling
Out your name?
You know that I’m falling
And I don’t know what to say
I’ll speak a little louder
I’ll even shout
You know that I’m proud
And I can’t get the words out
I don’t know about you, sunshine, but all too often, I come to God in tears, saddened that I let Him down. Again.
I call His name.
I know I’m slipping into “that” pattern (temptation, sin, etc…) again.
Sometimes I don’t know what to say.
Sometimes I shout in frustration, anger. or fear.
Sometimes I am too proud to say anything.
(Sound like a Psalm or prayer of confession?)
But guess what, sunshine?
No matter what, He still wants to be with us everywhere.
I pray that you feel His love everywhere today, sunshine.