Wednesday, October 03, 2007

my life's reality



Perhaps after you've watched the video, just close your eyes and listen to the lyrics of the song. The song just reminded me of the reality of what Jesus did for me and for all of us, whether or not we acknowledge him or not. If ever you feel like God is far away from you, just think of what he did and let the love of his actions tell you what you mean to him.

"Why" by Nicole Nordeman

We rode into town the other day
Just me and my daddy
He said I'd finally reached that age
And I could ride next to him on a horse
That of course was not quite as wide

We heard a crowd of people shouting
And so we stopped to find out why
And there was that man that my dad said he loved
But today there was fear in his eyes

So I said daddy why are they screaming
Why are the faces of some of them beaming?
Why is he dressed in that bright purple robe?
I'll bet that crown hurts him more then he shows
Daddy please can't you do something?
He looks as though he's gonna cry
You said he was stronger then all of those guys
Daddy please tell me why?
Why does everyone want him to die?

Later that day the sky grew cloudy
And daddy said I should go inside
Somehow he knew things would get stormy
Boy was he right
But I could not keep from wondering
If there was something he had to hide
So after he left I had to find out
I was not afraid of getting lost
So I followed the crowds
To a hill where I knew men had been killed
And I heard a voice come from the cross

And it said father why are they screaming?
Why are the faces of some of them beaming?
Why are they casting their lots for my robe?
This crown of thorns hurts me more then it shows
Father please can't you do something?
I know that you must hear my cry
I thought I could handle a cross of this size
Father remind me why
Why does everyone want me to die?
When will I understand why?

My precious son
I hear them screaming
I'm watching the face of the enemy beaming
But soon I will clothe you in robes of my own
Jesus this hurts me much more then you know
But this dark hour
I must do nothing
Though I've heard your unbearable cry
The power in your blood
Destroys all of the lies

Soon you'll see past their unmerciful eyes
Look there below
See the child
Trembling by her father's side
Now I can tell you why
She is why you must die


(video images and lyrics aren't running in parallel in terms of context, but it helps to let you picture the scene)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey! i finally found sth i want to study when the bond ends. So happy! but i dunno how i will go abt it. it is a degree in translation in Unisim!! i feel so excited but at the same time apprehensive. whether it is actually feasible. dunno my grades good or not, the olevels one is more than enuff. but definitely not the Gp one. maybe i shud retake GP hor?

Anonymous said...

somemore the career prospects is unknow. i read abt it from the papers but i think it is more or less painting a rosy pic. look at healthcare! didnt they feature good things? but how many of us are leaving healthcare? issit me? or issit the papers are unrealistic?

joline said...

anon:

oh dear, i havee nooooo idea about the healthcare stats.

hm, being a translator is interesting. Er, i think u can work for tour groups, or er, the court, or during i dunno, the government during international conferences?

Anonymous said...

the thing was the careers prospects they wrote was just a line.then wats more then entry requirements only need olevels lor. it sound like very not erm...prestigious and i seriously wonder if i can find a job. newspapers dun have such jobs leh, then how to get hired? at least my job now is more or less there for me, unless i did some heinous mistake or i wont really fear losing my rice bowl.well, wayda think? feasible?

joline said...

anon:

personally, i have no grounds to make any judgement really... try looking for the exact modules offered? i am not sure if the translation course offered by UniSIM is good either, cos i don't know anyone who is taking it. Try surfing government, well known tourism websites?

i know that you want a change of job badly... do ensure that this is something you want to do well, and not something that'll offer you temporary relief.

Anonymous said...

yea tats very true. i m scared of making another mistake. and studying for a degree is not cheap too. i surfed online career sites in sg, not much job prospects, need more to be an editor or sth. well, maybe i just go and teach tuition to china kids. they will love me to bits, cos i look like them. wahahaha.joke aside, i m serious that with this degree, i may not necessarily be happier. oh well.

Anonymous said...

u know i was researching on my translatn career prospects and i chance upon free lance writing. tats sounds like a gd way to build up a portfolio. but what the heck shud i write on? dental stuff? oh spare me, maybe i will write abt healthcare issues. maybe i translate a chinese magazine into english? oh well, i m toking rubbish here agn. ur frends must be laughing at me now....=hides=

joline said...

anon:

no need for my friend to laugh ah... I'M laughing... AHAHHAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

aiya u laugh for wat? i m serious, but i think hor, there is really no way for me to go. it is a forest with no path for me to go. i must use my own means to find path for me to walk. maybe i will try my hand see if can churn up any 'good' articles for health magazines. oh well, dreaming agn

Anonymous said...

i dun mean be a feature writer, i mean start a portfolio as in write free articles to see if it is good enuff to publish. erm...not easy, but i can research on healthcare issues i myself want a answer for, rather than academic papers, if u know at i mean? try my hand, but i have no confidence leh, maybe i m dreaming agn. dun wake me up !!

joline said...

anon:

actually... you'll never know until you try. better tried then never, right? we can start our ambitions by dreaming, but it'll only remain a dream if you, well... keep dreaming.

Previously, you used to wonder what you could possibly do... These days, you've been churning out some itneresting options for yourself. Why not take them to the next level by doing it?