"" Life A Bit Sweeter: We Are the World....Where Do You Fit?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Are the World....Where Do You Fit?

I've got rich man's problems, what about you?  In the past week, I've heard this a couple of times.  I'm challenged by these words whenever I hear them because I'm convicted by how blessed I am.  How I was chosen to live in a land of abundance and another child thousands of miles away lives in unbelievable poverty is a mystery to me.  The fact that I can choose bottled water and a child somewhere else is dying because they don't have access to clean water just the polluted water in their village.  Or how about the fact that I have to go to the container store to organize my shoes so that they're not all over the floor and another child in a village overseas has never had a pair of shoes even at the age of 10.  How did I end up with so much but they have so little?

Could I possibly have been blessed with so much so that I can share it with those who have nothing at all?  It's a great thought but I pray the thought doesn't just stop there for me.  I pray that God disturbs me by it so much that it causes me to change.  I pray that it disturbs me so much that my goal is not to fatten up my 401K fund so that I can retire and live on easy street.  I pray that it disturbs me so much that if I fatten up my 401K fund it's so that I can cause change in the world for those who are disproportionately impoverished.  The crazy thing about a prayer like this is that I know God will do it.  I know He will disturb me and interrupt my suburban fog to the point of change.

I was a little girl when the original song We Are the World came out.  In fact, I believe my parents still have the LP in the basement of their house.  Although the focused causes are different from then to now, the words still have the same bone-chilling affect in my soul.  I pray that you don't merely enjoy it because of all of the great music artists that were brought together.  I pray that it stirs and awakens in you what you were created to do here on Earth.  We Are The World and you, yes you, have such an important part to play.  We can't do it without you and me.



Lyrics:
There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of
God’s great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Well, send them your heart
So they know that someone cares
So there cries for help
will not be in vein
We can’t let them suffer
No we cannot turn away
Right now they need a helping hand

[Chorus]


When you’re down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change can only come
When we stand together as one

Repeat Chorus 4x


We all need somebody that we can lean on
when you wake up look around and see that your dream's gone
when the earth quakes we’ll help you make it through the storm
when the floor breaks a magic carpet to stand on
we are the World united by love so strong
when the radio isn’t on you can hear the songs
a guided light on the dark road you're walking on
a sign post to find the dreams you thought was gone
someone to help you move the obstacles you stumbled on
someone to help you rebuild after the rubble’s gone
we are the World connected by a common bond
Love the whole planet sing it along

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
Got to start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Everyday citizens
everybody pitching in

You and I
You and I
Uh, 12 days no water
What's your will to live
we amplified the love we watching multiple
Feeling like the Worlds end
we can make the World win
Like Katrina, Africa, Indonesia
and now Haiti needs us, they need us, they need us

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
Got to start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha

2 comments:

Mollie Page said...

I love your thoughts. Can't wait to follow you and your family on this journey! Beautiful!

LIfe A Bit Sweeter (Michelle) said...

Thanks Mollie! I'm actually enjoying following your journey a lot! Keep blogging. I'm definitely enjoying following your journey as well.

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