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You’re a Walking Contradiction

The title of this post comes from a line in the following video.  I have referred to this video before but was reminded of it as I am preparing to teach this weekend on how wives and husbands are to relate to one another from a biblical viewpoint.

Here are some lyrics to a song that I think also explains something about the ‘Walking Contradiction’.

Here we go again,
hurting each other for no reason
wondering why we keep committing the same mistakes.
Sometimes I’m feeling
that it’s more than just illusion
Tell me why we keep pretending
Are we so scared of give and take?

Why do we always hurt the ones we love?
Just when it seems we’ve finally made it through
Why can’t we fly between the eagle and the dove?
Why do we always hurt the ones we love?


When you cry, the tears were falling like raindrops
From my eyes…why do we do hurt each other?
Tell me why we shouldn’t try, are there some things we didin’t share?
Why do I see you walking out right w/ me,
I see you standing here?

Isn’t it amazing that we can see a reflection of the Christian experience, the good and the bad aspects, in the marital relationship?  I may come back to this post to flesh it out more as I have time later today… actually, I think I have to but I have some more thinking to do on it first.  I welcome your input.

  1. April 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    this video reminds me of a story my preacher father-in-law likes to tell from the pulpit:

    one day, he and his wife had a huge argument. she ran into the bedroom, flung her suitcase open on the bed and proceeded to toss several items of clothes into it.

    “what are you doing?” father-in-law said.

    “i’m going to my mothers!” his wife yelled back.

    father-in-law walked over to the dresser, pulled open a drawer and started to fling his own clothes on top of hers in the suitcase.

    “what do you think you’re doing?” his wife belted.

    without a missing a beat, he said “i’m coming with you!!!”

    they both ended up throwing themselves on the bed with laughter. he tells the story to be funny, but it always makes me think of how the Lord pursues us. even when we’re being ridiculous and trying to run away, he’s going to run right along beside us.


    • April 1, 2009 at 7:54 pm

      And He keeps telling us He loves us through it all. The book of Hosea is such a strong metaphor … I wonder if we could every fully understand the love that God has for us.

      • April 2, 2009 at 2:49 am

        Very true. I’m feeling the urge to go back and study Hosea again.

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