Sunday, September 27, 2009
I need to take some time away from the net to get things together. If you wish to contact me just email me. Thank you all for your support!
I will see you all soon in the near future with new art,
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sorry for the long pause in posting. I'm working at the LA County Fair this week! Come visit me at Kaman's Art Shoppes I'm the only short guy working!
Well I don't recall posting this song before but this another Switchfoot song I love but, it really got me thinking about the meaning of this song. Being a Loser is a very interesting concept. Commonly we look down at the those who we consider losers because of their personalities, social status, list of mistakes, failings, finacial status, physical features etc. If your an american you know this concept because it's been raised with us since we were children to not be losers in society's view. Yet Switchfoot turn this common idea around to something amazing. What if being a Loser was actually and is actually one of the best positions? Some could take this the wrong way but, they are not making a cynical joke about being successful.
Consider these bible verses:
Matthew 6:20-21 (New Living Translation)
20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
1 timothy 6:17-18
17Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
We're so trained to go after Success. We've been told to get the best educations, jobs, homes, spouces, and other things that we call "Successful" and look down at those who don't measure up to society's standards(Losers). Yet in this song and in God's word he tells us that the Loser's will ultimately be the winners in the end because they have nothing in this world and for that they have a home in the Kingdom of God! They don't have to keep up with the Jones' , worry deeply about status,
or what the world/ people think of them. In a way they are free from the great slavery that so many people in my country are bound to. I've learned and experienced all this in my early 20's and up today. I couldn't measure up to the standards of my parents, my culture, my industry, my religion, and for that matter my world. I'm the greatest of Losers and I have nothing good to offer this world and all the more why I rely on the hope of my Savior. With that hope the Lord has shared his wisdom about life with me that I'm still learning everyday.
So ask yourself today could you loose it all?