If you took a trip to Arizona and came to Mesa . . . and while in Mesa you stopped by the Life Teen Office . . . and then you came all the way back to my desk . . . you would find out something mildly interesting.
But first you would have to sit at my desk and go online. Next you would see that in my web browser (No, I’m not telling you which one I use – that’d be free advertising!) that YouTube is open and I’m playing Mumford & Sons new song “I Will Wait” on repeat as if it won’t exist tomorrow.
In fact it’s playing right now . . . and now I’m pressing repeat.
Can we just have a moment of silence in respect of the creative genius that wrote these lyrics and immortalized my thoughts about purity for endless generations to come? ( ……. ) Thank you.
Just put your eyes on this:
Now I’ll be bold
As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So tame my flesh
And fix my eyes
That tethered mind freed from the lies
And I kneel down, wait for now
I’ll kneel down, know my ground
Raise my hands, paint my spirit gold
bow my head, keep my heart slow
Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
Let me break it down in my own words and interpret this lyrical beauty in light of the faith . . .
- It takes boldness and strength to go against the tide of culture.
- You have to commit in your heart to what you believe in your head.
- When you give your flesh and your bodily desires over to God for Him to purify, He will help you to stay rooted in the truth of what true love is. Kneel in prayer and God will raise you up in Divine virtue.
True love means saying “I will wait.”
It means waiting for the person God intended you to be with, and especially saving sex for marriage. The world says, “Go ahead . . . do whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as it makes you feel good.” God made sex, and He made it to be an expression of free and fruitful love in the context of marriage. Don’t forget though, that it’s never too late to recommit to purity if you’ve already fallen. None of us are perfect; it’s very hard to stay pure.
What I am saying is that right now, whether you’re in a relationship or not, I want you to know that it’s worth waiting to have sex and anyone who loves you will wait with you in order to be fully committed to you and ready to be open to children.
Only with God’s help can we overcome those desires to just “go all the way.”
Do I have a theme song for my purity? Why yes, now I do. Thanks Mumford & Sons, I don’t even think you know how awesome this song is and how these lines can relate to purity. Pure genius.
P.S. I’m praying for you.