Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Lasting Satisfaction

I'm reviewing 'Hit the Lights' now. I decided to skip 'A Year Without Rain' because I wanted to review a song that does not deal with romance!

Fortunately, Selena Gomez and the Scene only uses a cuss word in one song. Unfortunately, she choose that one song for a single, her latest single. (Demi was going to do that too, but thankfully she changed to 'Give Your Heart a Break'.) This song isn't one of her best.... but it does fit the CD's party theme.

 Selena begins the song with singing about mistakes. "It's the boy you never told I like you/It's the girl you let get away.... it's the city of love that waits for you/But you're too d--- scared to try."

She's singing to people who are hurting for various reasons.  Maybe because they had a chance, but they were too scared to try it. Maybe because of a  stupid mistake. Maybe because of a relationship they can't seem to fix. It could be anything.

What does she suggest they should do?

'Hit the Lights!'

The song and the music video alone tell what that means. "Lose yourself tonight!" Gomez shouts happily. "Come alive/Let the moment take you/Lose control tonight."   That's not the best of advice. Why?

Because it doesn't last. Sure, it's fun once in awhile. It makes you forget your problems. But doesn't alcohol and drugs do the same? But the worst let-down of, well, any earthly thing, is that the satisfaction that you get from it never lasts. You have to go back to it again and again. Pretty soon it becomes addicting. It never satisfies you. It's like french fries. The reason they put so much salt on it is because it makes you want more. French fries aren't really exactly good for you either.

After cussing and repeating the chorus once more, Selena sings some more lines that make me raise an eyebrow. "It's a mad, mad world/Gotta make an escape/It's a perfect world when you go all the way."

Go all the way? I wonder that means, though I can probably guess.

Remember that this is the world's idea of how to deal with hurt, depression, etc. Remember the world doesn't have Jesus. They reject the Truth. As a result, they have to create their own ways to escape this mad, mad world. Man's ways always lead to destruction.

 But now that I think about it,  Jesus doesn't really rescue us from this mad, mad world. (Well, He will in His time) But with Jesus, we don't have to escape this mad, mad world. With Him, we could survive anything.

Only in Him can we find true and, lasting satisfaction. " Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life," Jesus said to the woman at the well.

Hitting the light, though it makes you forget your problems, it is never truly satisfying.
But Jesus is.


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