Against All Odds

First, I just want to say that I am not a Phil Collins fan. Nope. I usually change the station if he comes on the radio, and I sure don’t have any of his songs on my iPod. So why have I had Against All Odds in my head since the wee small hours?? Warning! This song is an ear worm. Don’t read these lyrics if you don’t want this song stuck in your head.

So take a look at me now
well there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothin’ left here to remind me
just the memory of your face
Now take a look at me now
‘cos there’s just an empty space
But to wait for you is all I can do
and that’s what I’ve got to face
Take a good look at me now.

And as I work through this post, trying to figure out why THIS particular song is the one in my head this morning, there is one line on repeat. And now it all makes sense.

“You’re the only one who really knew me at all.”

I think we all want to be really known in this world. To have at least one other person who “gets” us. Someone to whom we don’t have to explain ourselves. That one person who understands without us having to “explain it.” If we’re lucky, it’s our spouse. Or a best friend. Or maybe a sister or brother.

Jesus knows us. Written in red in John 10:27-28 are Jesus’ own words… “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

An amazing promise from The One and Only Son of God. And all I have to do is hear his voice, but I won’t hear if I don’t LISTEN. And if I’m going to truly listen for my Master’s voice, then I’m going to have to unplug. Turn off the noise in my head, my mind, my life. I need to find my quiet place and tune out everything else. Put myself within hearing distance to my Lord.

Jesus is the Only One who really knows me in this life. The Only One who has always known me, even before I was one day old. And, against all odds, He loves me anyway!! He loves me enough to promise that I will never perish… And I will never be snatched from His hand.

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2 thoughts on “Against All Odds

  1. That was my high school senior class song.. That song takes me back to an awesome place when I was young, care free with my whole life a head of me. It seems like it was just yesterday, the clock of life had just started, all the dreams for the future. Of course at the time it never occurred to me how fast time would pass and how I would look back over my life. Life is funny like that, when your young you can’t wait to grow up, to spread your wings and fly and when your much older you wish you could be young again, to do things different, to have a “do over” in some area’s of your life. Ultimately, this life on earth is just a speckle of time as it relates to eternity, good times and bad times will come and go but one day I will make it HOME where I will be with my Savior Jesus Christ for all of eternity. That’s the only thing that keeps me going. I can’t even imagine the life of an unbeliever that thinks life on earth is all there is, how miserable that must be…


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