til kingdom Come


I forgot how much I loved this song until I rediscovered it lying in wait on my computer.  What a beautiful song this is, its just relaxing to listen to, and then to find such wonder in the lyrics makes it that much more amazing!  Without further ado, the song of the week:

Artist: Coldplay
Song: Til Kingdom Come
Lyrics:
Steal my heart and hold my tongue.
I feel my time, my time has come.
Let me in, unlock the door.
I’ve never felt this way before.

The wheels just keep on turning,
The drummer begins to drum,
I don’t know which way I’m going,
I don’t know which way I’ve come.

Hold my head inside your hands,
I need someone who understands.
I need someone, someone who hears,
For you, I’ve waited all these years.

For you, I’d wait ’til kingdom come.
Until my day, my day is done.
And say you’ll come, and set me free,
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.

In your tears and in your blood,
In your fire and in your flood,
I hear you laugh, I heard you sing,
“I wouldn’t change a single thing.”

The wheels just keep on turning,
The drummers begin to drum,
I don’t know which way I’m going,
I don’t know what I’ve become.

For you, I’d wait ’til kingdom come,
Until my days, my days are done.
Say you’ll come and set me free,
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.
Just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.

Brilliant.  Sometimes I feel like these songs are so amazing they don’t need any explaining, besides, the lyrics mean different things to different people, which is one of my favorite things about music.  And for that matter, the same is true for songs without words, they evoke different emotions in different people.  So…why not explain the song, what I take it to mean?  This is my blog after all 🙂

“Let me in, unlock the door.”  I think this refers to the door of our hearts, God knows we keep them under lock and key.  We’ve been hurt and heartbroken before so we put doors and locks and brick walls up around our hearts.  But when the time comes, we’ll unlock the door.  After all, we need someone who understands, we need someone who hears.  So while you’re waiting don’t settle for less than that!  You need someone who truly understands you, someone who hears you, not just someone who listens, but who truly hears you, who hears your heart (check out the song from last week for more on this).  For a person like that, I’d wait all these years and more.  That’s the kind of person worth waiting for.

And then the chorus…I could listen to it all day!  For you I’d wait til kingdom come, until my day, my day is done.  And say you’ll come and set me free, say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.  For that man, whoever God has chosen for me, I’d wait until kingdom come.  Then I think about that line a little deeper…that Man already exists, and I’ll wait until kingdom come to see Him again in Heaven, I’ll wait until my days are done.  He already said He would come, and He has.  He came and set me free.  And oh how glorious, He waits for me, always ready to greet me with warm arms.  He waits until kingdom come for me.

Actually, the next verse makes more sense when you think about it in terms of Jesus.  “In Your tears and in Your blood, in Your fire, and in Your flood, I hear You laugh, I heard you sing, “I wouldn’t change a single thing.””  In His tears, in His blood that flowed freely as He hung on the cross, He sings that He wouldn’t change a single thing.  He would die for us still.  Even if this verse isn’t about Jesus, I’d like to think my future husband is saying that he wouldn’t change a single thing.  Though it may take a while for us to find each other, we won’t find each other until God is ready for us to, so why would we want to change a thing about God’s plan for us?

Just say You’ll wait, You’ll wait for me.  Are you willing to wait?  Seek Jesus and rest your heart in Him as you wait for whatever vocation He is calling you to.

AMEN.

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