Joan Osborne – One Of Us


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An evening pause: Hat tip Wayne DeVette.

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us?
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home?

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6 comments

  • Joe

    Great song Wayne!

  • Jack

    This song makes me wonder if the author ever read Philllipians 2:6-8.

  • wayne

    Jack–
    Written by Eric Bazilian.

  • Laurie

    Or perhaps the following (Matthew 25)

    … Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

  • wayne

    Laurie–
    hey, was sorta hoping you’d weigh in on the Joan Osborn ‘tune!

  • Max

    Laurie,
    One of my favorite quotes, especially when the topic is “once saved, always saved”. Or “faith without works is dead.”
    No, you can’t get to heaven by earning it or through works. As the scripture quotes, God recognizes those who are Christians by how they treat others, “least of these my brethren.” They are the ones with 777 on their foreheads and in their hands, because of what they think and what they do identify them as Christians. By their fruits you shall know them.
    For a couple of thousand years, Christians would be kind to strangers because “you never know if you’re entertaining Angels unaware’s… “. This is how Santa Claus story began.

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