Click here to listen to “Somebody that I used to know” by GOYTE
So I must admit…I am old! Recently I was asked to write a Bible Study reflection for a Re-Tune of a current poplar download on iTunes. Of course I said yes! The song that was assigned to me was “Somebody that I used to know” by GOYTE. First off it is indeed a very catchy tune. It reminded of a early Genesis sound with Peter Gabriel or maybe even something by the Police with a young Sting.
Basically the premise of the song is the artist is singing from the view of someone that has just experienced the loss of love in a relationship. He simply is someone that used to be known. Only now to find that he has been forgotten, no longer loved.
My task…take the song and write a quick thought that would be Gospel centered that a student can share with others. Below is what I submitted. Take time to listen to the song, then read the study.
Well it finally happened…the one that you loved became that person that you used to know! Life was great, love was in the air and there were smiles all around. Then came that moment, something happened and “bam” love was lost!
If we are completely honest that has happened to all of us, if not…then be prepared it will.
- How did you feel when all of sudden what was once your only love is now gone? Could this have really happened?
- When you are cut out of someone’s life where do you turn?
- What friend do you turn towards?
None of us really want to live that way. We don’t want to spend time in our relationships wondering when it will end. Matter of fact we spend the greater part of our teen years searching for that perfect relationship. We spend time looking for one that will not fail us, someone that will accept us and love us just as we are. That relationship is possible! It is found in our acceptance of Christ and the relationship He desires to have with us, His Creation! Then the question becomes, once you accept Christ, will He ever forgot you? Simply put…NO!
Psalms 139:15-16 (MSG) You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.
John 15:13 (HCSB) No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.
When you find yourself in the revolving door of teenage relationships and you seemed to be living as the one that used to be known, remember Christ will never forget you! In light of past failures, current failures, and future failures, the Lord your God will not forget you. He will not leave you. He will always know you and love you, no matter what!