Bring Me To Life and the God Who Does.
Have you heard the Evanescence song Bring Me to Life? I love it, and today, I’m gonna show you the fingerprints of Christ (technically, the disire and need we have for Him) I see in this song. Which is what makes me love it.
Please understand that I’m not promoting all their music, just this one song. I don’t listen to them enough to really know them and be comfortable recommending their music.
So, let’s get to it!
The main theme in the song is coming to life. And spiritually, we were dead (Ephesians 2: 1). Our spirit was cold, lost, and hostile to God. We needed to be brought to life, hence rebirth.
And He has. Christ lived a perfect life and died for your sins. He’s brought you, I hope, to faith in Him. He’s bought you and brought you out of the land of slavery, and into His kingdom – deeper, into His family ( Deuteronomy 5:6, Ephesians 2: 19).
He took your heart of stone and gave you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). He brought you to life.
But we’re in danger of falling back asleep. We get cold to God. The spiritual blood slows. (I’m guilty of this too). Pray, read Scripture, and ask to be brought back to life. If you want Him, that’s a good sign. And even the wanting to want is good:
To long for the longing is also from God.– Meister Eckhart. Quoted in Reaching For the Invisible God by Philip Yancey.
While we’re on the topic of longing, here’s a quote from the song :
Now that I know what I’m without
You can’t just leave meFrom the song Bring Me to Life by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges. Off the album Fallen, produced by Dave Fortman.
Stunning. (By the way, you can read all the lyrics here). A similar thought is seen in this quote from Brother Lawrence:
Let all our employment be to know God; the more one knows Him, the more one disires to know Him.From The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence.
Once you’ve tasted the love of God, you want more, how can you live without Him?
The highlight of the song, at least for me, is this part:
Darling, only you are the life among the deadFrom the song Bring Me to Life by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges. Off the album Fallen, produced by Dave Fortman.
I may have messed up the line (or lines), if so, you have my apologies.
But did you catch it? If you mess with the capitals, you have …”only You are the Life among the dead”. Hehe. It’s just as good as this quote from the Croods:
“What’s the point of all this? -To follow the light.”From the DreamWorks movie The Croods. The character is Grug. (And I may have messed up the punctuation).
Yes! The point of all this is to follow the Light!
I love it when you can see Christ’s fingerprints so clearly, even in secular movies and music. Because whether they like it or not, He shows up. Most things echo and parallel Christianity, have you noticed?
This song is cool by itself, but so much more so when you see the Christian undertones in it. Try comparing it to the Skillet song Awake and Alive.
Thank you for reading this and letting me geek out on the song with you.
Please comment below, and let me know what you think. Do you have any favorite Jesus-freak moments? Or noticed any ‘fingerprints’?
With much love, Blue Pail Bloggers.