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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bring it Home

This morning our group finished our study of Philippians.  We were talking about how the book impacted our lives.  I talked the men through the scene in “Walk the Line” early in the movie at the Sun audition when the producer stopped Cash in the middle of the song and told him that he was not interested.  The dialog was:
Sam Phillips: You know exactly what I'm telling you. We've already heard that song a hundred times. Just like that. Just... like... how... you... sing it.  
Johnny Cash: Well you didn't let us bring it home.
Sam Phillips: Bring... bring it home? All right, let's bring it home. If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing *one* song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you're dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin' me that's the song you'd sing? That same Jimmy Davis tune we hear on the radio all day, about your peace within, and how it's real, and how you're gonna shout it? Or... would you sing somethin' different. Somethin' real. Somethin' *you* felt. Cause I'm telling you right now, that's the kind of song people want to hear. That's the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain't got nothin to do with believin' in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believin' in yourself.
If you were hit by a truck and only had time to tell you kids one thing you learned from your time in the Bible...  What would you say?

I asked the men if they were hit by a truck and had one thing to say to their kids from Philippians what they would tell them.  The Word is supposed to impact our lives that way.  Our lives are supposed to be impacted deeply.  It is supposed to move us in a way that people notice.

Bring it home…