Monday, May 30, 2011

Derek Webb, A King and a Kingdom

I heard this song while we were still living in Durham and it really spoke to me. The chorus, in particular, helps remind me that my first allegiance as a Christian should be to Christ and not to any particular nation, political party, or even to my family. It also reminds me that there is a bond that joins me to other Christians around the world and that I have a responsibility to them...not just to my fellow Americans.

"A King and a Kingdom"

Who’s your brother, who’s your sister
You just walked past him, I think you missed her
As we’re all migrating to a place where our Father lives
‘Cause we married into a family of immigrants

So my first allegiance is not to a flag, a country or a man
My first allegiance is not to democracy or blood
It’s to a King and a Kingdom

There are two great lies that I’ve heard
The day you eat of the fruit of that tree you will not surely die
And that Jesus Christ was a white, middle class Republican
And if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like him


And nothing unifies like a common enemy
And we’ve got one sure as hell
He may be living in your house
He may be raising up your kids
He may be sleeping with your wife
Oh he may not look like you think

1 comment:

Christy Ross said...

sigh. I love Derek Webb. esp. "Love" "Wedding Dress" and "I Repent"

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