Sing baby.

Super Bowl Halftime: What did you hear?

Sunday night my daughter asked us to change the channel when Bruno Mars launched into his second song, “Locked out of Heaven” during the Superbowl halftime show. Brad and I weren’t paying close attention to the lyrics, but she was…

“Never had much faith in love or miracles

Never wanna put my heart on the line

But swimming in your water* is something spiritual

I’m born again every time you spend the night

‘Cause your sex takes me to paradise

Yeah, your sex takes me to paradise

And it shows, yeah, yeah, yeah

‘Cause you make me feel like I’ve been locked out of heaven

For too long, for too long

Yeah, you make me feel like I’ve been locked out of heaven

For too long, for too long

You bring me to my knees, you make me testify

You can make a sinner change his ways

Open up your gates ’cause I can’t wait to see the light

And right there is where I wanna stay

‘Cause your sex takes me to paradise

Yeah, your sex takes me to paradise

And it shows, yeah, yeah, yeah”

I was reminded of what I already know—pay attention to the words that are planted deep in our children’s thoughts and imaginations through the most powerful delivery system there is—music!

I’m thinking I’m not the only parent who forgot to listen during the halftime show…fortunately our teenage daughter didn’t forget.

During the month of February the Discover God 4Kids eCalendar focuses on God’s Love. Our culture has twisted God’s pure self-sacrificing love into a cheap, hell-bent self-love drowning in narcissism. How we love others is always an outflow of our view of God’s love. Songs such as Locked Out of Heaven will influence your child’s view of God’s love, and if you’re not listening carefully, you may not know it until it’s too late.

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