When I first became a Christian, I struggled to let go of secular music. Since I only knew a few people who listened to Christian music, I didn’t have many options. My brother-in-law introduced me to the artist who sings today’s featured song. Rick Cua’s You’re My Road album was playing in the background. I wasn’t impressed until You’ve Only Got One Life started.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [b]overflows), John 10:10.
While the lyrics of You’ve Only Got One Life doesn’t directly mention the Parable of the Prodigal Son, there is a parallel. When you live for the moment, you’ll end up wasting a good portion of life serving your own needs. Just like the young prodigal, when your wealth disappears, common sense returns as you hit rock bottom. If you want to make the most of your life, pursue the abundant life that Jesus promised in the passage above.
by Jay Mankus