devastation

This weekend we faced another incredible, terrifying display of the power of Nature, and the effects that it has on people’s lives. An entire town in Kansas was destroyed by a tornado with up to 200mph winds.  Entire houses ripped to shreds.

My heart goes out to the families that have lost so much.  And the people whose lives are forever changed.  I know that God can bring back hope and restoration to these families.

One of the things about devastation is that you have an opportunity to rebuild from the ground up, instead of remodeling and trying to work around the already existing structures, trying not to mess up the carpets, scuff the walls, match the furniture.  All that stuff.  I know this probably sounds really crass but it’s true.

What do we need to have devastated in our lives?  What are we trying to build around, but we need to let it just be destroyed.  I think we have some sacred cows that need to be butchered and it’s only when we let God do the butchering that we can really begin to rebuild.

Personal, family, traditions, churches, what do we need to have devastated?

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  1. Relient K – Devastation And Reform Lyrics

    Fear can drive stick
    And it’s taking me down this road
    A road down which
    I swore I’d never go
    And here I sit
    Thinking of God knows what
    Afraid to admit
    I might self-destruct

    So lock the windows
    And bolt the door
    Cause I’ve got enough problems
    Without creating more

    I feel like I was born
    For devastation and reform
    I’ll destroy everything I loved
    And the worst part is
    I pull my heart out, reconstruct
    But in the end it’s nothing but
    A shell of what I had when I first started

    An injury I’ll cause with my own fist
    It seems to me to be slightly masochistic
    But there’d be no story
    Without all this dissension
    So I inflict the conflict
    With the utmost of intention

    So lock the windows
    And bolt the door
    Cause I’ve got enough problems
    Without creating more

    I feel like I was born
    For devastation and reform
    I’ll destroy everything I loved
    And the worst part is
    I pull my heart out, reconstruct
    But in the end it’s nothing but
    A shell of what I had when I first started

    Thank you God
    For giving me the insight
    So I might make
    These wrongs right
    If and when
    There ever is a next time
    Cause failure is a blessing in disguise

    Pull my heart out, reconstruct
    But in the end it’s nothing but
    A shell of what I had when I first started
    A shell of what I had when I first started

    I feel like I was born
    For devastation and reform
    I’ll destroy everything I loved
    And the worst part is
    I pull my heart out, reconstruct
    But in the end it’s nothing but
    A shell of what I had when I first started
    (When I first started)
    (A shell of what I had when I first started)

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