Fancy, Don’t Let Me Down

December 8, 2011

Oh, hi.

This post will be short and probably not so sweet because, since when am I ever sweet?

I am currently surviving on a cocktail of sudafed, Afrin, Kleenex and tea. And hopes of a glorious future in which I have the energy to wash the dishes and not fail my finals.

For some reason — I have no idea why — I just thought about Reba McEntire’s song “Is There Life Out There.” Do you guys remember that song? I think it was about a mom who wanted to get a job or go to school or something. The music video was basically a movie. I’m not even sure it had any singing. It just told old Reba’s story; she’s just wondering if there’s life out there. Let’s take a moment to enjoy that gem.

Oh my. Apparently it’s about a mom who already works and is going to school. And she is balancing it all — hair permed on up and trench coat on. Until the coffee spills on her paper, you guys. She doesn’t need any more accidents in her life, little girl who carelessly spills stuff! Luckily, the teacher read around the stains and gave her an A so that she could graduate. Heart Warmed.

I am reading a book for my New Testament class called Reading Revelation Responsibly by a guy named Michael Gorman. I’m not very far in, so I don’t really know what he believes about the end times or premillennialism or amillennialism or whatsamillennialism and all that. But amidst all of the end times guessing and predicting and “Left Behinding” that people get into, Gorman had this to say:

Revelation is not about the antichrist, but about the living Christ. It is not about a rapture out of this world but about faithful discipleship in this world. That is, like every other New Testament book, Revelation is about Jesus Christ — “A revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 1:1) — and about following him in obedience and love. “If anyone asks, ‘Why read the Apocalypse?,’ the unhesitating answer must be, ‘To know Christ better.'”

I love that. Revelation — like every other part of Scripture — is about God. Him and Him alone.

OK, I’m leaving. Have a good day!

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7 Responses to “Fancy, Don’t Let Me Down”

  1. Ashley said

    I am saddened that you referenced Fancy in your title but did not post that mid-90s piece of awesomeness. Fancy, now she will not let you down!

  2. Becca said

    Oh man. Major flashback! I remember that music video from the 2 years of my life in high school when I listened to country music non-stop. I also watched the Country Music Countdown on CMT every Saturday morning. I mostly did it to be “rebellious” because they played guitars and drums. Somehow I was told it was “less dangerous” than that CCM stuff. 😉

  3. Kristy said

    1. I had a computer game back in the day where there were 5 country music videos and you had to put them together like a puzzle before the song was over. One, of course, was Reba.

    2. WHY IS SHE READING HER 7 YEAR OLD I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS??

    3. The studded leather jacket is what I’m giving you for Christmas.

  4. denisemorris said

    Ashley — Doesn’t Fancy murder someone? I couldn’t promote that on my blog.

    Becca — country music is way less dangerous than contemporary Christian music. Ha!

    Kristy — bahahahah!! Her little girl loves some mature reading material. I already own that studded jacket. I would like Reba’s trench coat and beret instead.

  5. Anonymous said

    Bet you didn’t realize that it is Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News that plays her husband in this video and dries her tears. There, how was that for mindless 80s trivia for you? My life is pathetic. I know. Thanks for the fun stroll down the isle of my adolescence today Denise.

  6. Jill Denise Anttila said

    I love the part in Revelation where they wonder who was worthy to open the scrolls. The Lamb was.

  7. denisemorris said

    Mama, me too. I read that last night. So good.

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