Does this bother anyone else?
The song "Someone Worth Dying For" by Mikeschair. Lyrics here
Since I first heard it four or five days ago it has really bothered me, I've been watching on line for ANYONE to make comments similar to what I'm thinking, and I just read the lyrics again and its bothering me even more.
It's actually a well done (musically) song, very singable, and the tune keeps popping back into my head...The words to the 1st verse pulled me in...I AM the man struggling to provide, the son who chose a broken road, feeling hopeless sometimes, praying God can you hear me? Are you listening?
I was hopeful when I heard that verse (not yet knowing the name of the song) then the chorus..."Jesus help me believe that I am someone worth dying for".
That's what immediately bugged me...I'm not worth dying for, Jesus kindness and grace caused Him to die, not any inherent value I have. I understand I am created in God's image, He loved me first, DECIDED to value me, and die for us (me), so I must have some inherent value, but...
The song seems to miss the point that we are so irredeemable (that a word?) that Christ's death was the only way to save us, and instead seems to say He died for us because we're so great. It's bugging me even more as I think this through to type it.
At one point, I thought "change the phrase to 'help me believe that I'm someone that you died for' and it would help a lot...still weak, imo, but much better"...then... I re-read the lyrics, and saw the bridge:
You're worth it, you canít earn it
yeah the cross has proven
That you're sacred and blameless
Your life has purpose
AAAHHHHHRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!! The cross has PROVEN I'm sacred and blameless? Last I checked, the law has PROVEN me guilty and deserving damnation, and the cross MADE me sacred and blameless!
I'm contacting local radio and pointing this out to them.
Anyone else bothered by this?