Why “GODsTALKed”?

A while back I was listening to Death Cab for Cutie’s song, “I will possess your heart.” One of the verses goes like this:

How I wish you could see the potential/The potential between you and me/Like a book elegantly bound/But in a language that you can’t read, just yet . . . The refrain continues: You’ve got to take some time, love/You’ve got to take some time, with me/And I know that you’ll find, love/I will possess your heart.

In my typical fashion, I started to think what it might be like if God were saying this. What if we saw this as an invitation from God? From that perspective, it is quite a moving invitation. God is inviting us to something “elegant,” even if we can’t understand it, just yet.Of course, if you go deeper, you become aware that this probably isn’t what the song is really talking about. Indeed, it’s most certainly meant to be the words of a man obsessed with a woman. From that perspective, things are a little different. In fact, it gets kind of creepy. This is the song of a stalker!

But, as strange as this suddenly becomes, I also find I quite like the image of God as someone who is stalking us, as someone who watches us lovingly, and longs to possess our heart. When it’s God that has that depth of passion, it’s pretty awesome! Even though, if it were anybody else, it would probably just be creepy.

But I think we are all God-stalked, and that we all long to hear God talk to us. But it may be in a language we can’t read–just yet.

This blog is about what happens when we start to learn the language of GODsTALK.

4 thoughts on “Why “GODsTALKed”?

  1. Thanks for sharing this Mark! I always wondered how you came up with the title of your blog. I’m also glad to know that I am not the only person who hears a song on the radio and imagines those words as the text of a prayer or an invitation from God. Current favorites include “I Run to You” by Lady Antebellum and “Say” by John Mayer (my theme song for Reconciliation).

  2. Thanks Mark. I really enjoy reading your blogs. Today’s blog reminded me of the “Song of Songs.” I will go and reread it.

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