Lennon's 1971 Eulogy to Robin Williams?
Actor Robin Williams has just died, so I tap the keyboard troubled.
Suicide is the winning touchdown of an internal torture.#.
Robin Williams was only twenty when a thirty-one year old John Lennon penned:
You can go to church and sing a hymn,
You can judge me by the color of my skin,
You can live a lie until you die,
One thing you can't hide is when you're crippled inside.
Does Robin Williams prove John Lennon's catchy 1971 ditty wrong?
I suspect that there are many more internal cripples than external ones. Unlike John Lennon my suspicions flow - countless people do hide the fact they are crippled inside. Could this now be an unwitting eulogy by the late John Lennon to the now late Robin Williams?
William's crippled inside is poignantly visible.
In the Holy Spirit's Pentecostal power the Apostles Peter and John approached a cripple who begged at Jerusalem's temple gate. With only human impotence they were unable to respond to his carnal pleadings. With Holy Spirit power, Peter took the beggar's right hand and helped him up. Instantly this man crippled from birth was healed. He jumped, he ran and yelled praises to God. (See Acts 3:1-10)
For the first time in his sad life this unnamed beggar was able to enter the temple, indeed approach God. It is the healed cripple who now enters God's courts with praise. It is the healed cripple who is set free to dance and sing.
Crippling within is evident in the restraint of praise, healing is liberation to praise.
There are many ways to be crippled but only one way to be healed.
Too sadly I believe that Robin Williams had no song left in his heart.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. (Psalm 84:4)
I can but wonder, is Robin Williams singing now?
Whether on earth or in heaven, the place of singing is in the presence of the Lord.
Today's Soul Snippet:
“There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.” ~ Oswald Chambers
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