Dh and I were watching a Jack Johnson dvd that the “surfin’ cowboy” loaned us last week. One of Jack’s songs, “Symbol In My Driveway” really provoked my attention. I wasn’t sure of the exact lyrics so I looked them up online here.
The lines that arrested me:
“I’ve got a lightbulb full of anger and I can switch it on and off
Situations that can be so bright I can’t believe how pathetic we can be
I’ve got a perfect set of blueprints, I’m gonna build somebody else
Might cost a little more than money but what’s man without his wealth?”
Whew. The song has a whole different attack, but the lines above are what I’m exploring.
“Gonna build somebody else”… Trying in the flesh, aching to be good, to do good…all on our own apart from Christ.
Filthy rags. Immaturity. Reliance on self, on everyone around us, on money for happiness and getting angry when we or someone else lets us down once again. When the money buying our happiness runs out…and the chips fall, what then of that perfect blueprint?
There is only one perfect blueprint, it’s in the Bible.
So what’s your blueprint? Are you trying to build a castle in the sand?
Or one on the rock?