December 11, 2013

#53 Cochise and the Big R

We had a lot of fun today talking with this dynamic duo from London, Cochise and the Big R! They had plenty to say about their music and life and also in discussion of their lyrics.
We spoke a lot on love and the loss of loved ones that we all will go through during our lifetime.  Drawing from past experiences and thoughts (and good song structure :) ) they put together this moving and beautiful song.   Though the subject matter is very deep, we had a lot of fun and laughter during our conversation.  We learned just a little bit more about these mysterious gentlemen who prefer to keep themselves with a little bit of anonymity and are sure you will enjoy their music and also this nice time in discussion their song entitled, “No One Left To Save.” 

Interview 09/12/2013 – Cochise and the Big R 
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Lead Scripture:
I John 3:16
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
The highest form of love is to lay down our life for another.  Jesus did this for all of us.


It's not our world
I lost my girl
I can't break it all with ease
It's not our time
No stars to shine
Can't fly with broken wings
Now there's no one left to save

Been fifteen days
They took her away
I can't stand to search no more
I look right down
on to this town
my shoulder, against the door
Now there’s no one left to save

I would trade it all
For a second chance to fall
To the ground instead of you
I can take the pain
But I cannot take the shame
You're lost and I am too
Cos there's no one left to save.

Manasseh Notes:
Like the song speaks of a second chance, Jesus was sacrificed for us because we all need a second chance so we can go to eternal life with the Lord and not suffer in eternal separation from God.

Scriptures from Interview:

Matthew 10:39
39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
It’s all about love.  Do we love our lives so much that we are selfish with all we think and do?  Or do we love others more?  We show this by how much we give, and how much we give away…or try to keep for ourselves.  God loves us so much that he gave his only Son for us to die in our place.  Jesus lived the perfect and sinless life that we should have lived, and he died the death that we deserved.  He’s given us this opportunity to exchange.  We just have to accept what he’s done on our behalf.

Ruth 1:12-13
 12 Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons— 13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!”
Naomi was a woman who feared God, yet she still suffered great loss, and so did her daughters-in-law.  Naomi’s husband died in a foreign land, leaving her with 2 sons.  Her son’s married women in the land and then both her sons died.  Though Naomi reverenced and served God she still felt the sting of death and loss upon her family.

Ruth 1:15-18
15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.”  16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
Ruth stayed with Naomi and returned to her home country.  There Ruth became the wife of Boaz.  They were the parents of Obed, the father of Jesse who was then the father of David who became king of Israel.  Though the ending is much better for Ruth we do acknowledge that no person can be “replaced.”  The loss that Ruth felt from the death of her husband, Naomi’s son, cannot be forgotten.  Likewise, God feels the same way for us.  Have you ever considered how when we ignore God or turn from him that it hurts him?  We cannot be replaced.  Not one of us.  God feels the pain of loss when we turn from him.  He also knows the pain of watching the death of his only Son, who died for us.

Psalm 86:67
6 Hear my prayer, Lord;
    listen to my cry for mercy.
7 When I am in distress, I call to you,
    because you answer me.
God understands all of our pains.  He is also the only one who can truly comfort us.  In our distress we call to him with our hearts and he answers us.  

Isaiah 65
6 Look, I am creating a new heaven and a new earth
When looking at people around the world who struggle through different situations, job or physical or family problems.  Everyone around the world suffer, even the innocent suffer because of the consequences of sin in this world.  The first line in this song is, “its not our world.”  The bible says this world was made for us but the enemy corrupted it.  The bible says God will create a new world for us.

Matthew 10:39
He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
If all we are doing is seeking after our own fulfilment then we are really losing our life.  Not just in eternity because we didn’t love others, but we are losing it now because it is a lonely existence to try to get everything for yourself all the time.  But if you willingly lose your life by giving it up to help and love others then you will find true life.

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