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Thursday, 10 April 2014


I am sitting in my living room pondering what the future might bring and listening to Pink Floyd who I consider to be the pinnacle of great music. The words of this song really struck an accord with me just now, they are largely so relevant and caused me to think and pray more about my future. I simply do not want to fritter the hours away and am constantly aware that every day I am another 24 hours closer to death. As a Christian this is a good perspective to have but of course the song leaves with a note os hopelessness. More about that later!   


Ticking away the moments
That make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours
In an off-hand way 

Kicking around on a piece of ground
In your home town
Waiting for someone or something
To show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today

And then the one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun 

And you run and you run
To catch up with the sun
But it's sinking 

Racing around
To come up behind you again

The sun is the same
In a relative way
But you're older

Shorter of breath
And one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter
Never seem to find the time

Plans that either come to naught
Or half a page of scribbled lines

Hanging on in quiet desperation
Is the English way

The time is gone
The song is over
Thought I'd something more to say 

Home again
I like to be here
When I can 

When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire 

Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell...

Thank you Pink Floyd.
Here is hope for anybody interested:

It may not be the iron bell but the cross is God's way of bringing the faithful to their knees hopefully ready to hear the faithfully proclaimed gospel of hope.


Gary said...

Powerful stuff Pete. The exact same thoughts have been going through my head of late, and too much 'stuff' going through the old head to really concentrate on what matters.

Gary said...

Sorry, I meant Palm Sunday. You are right, time does fly lol!