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Letters From the Sky: Meaning: Here’s one way to look at it

May 15, 2012
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Hi folks!

Generally I do not pay much attention to popular music these days, for a series of reasons I have explained elsewhere and will expound on in the future, but occasionally something catches my attention.

“Letters from the Sky” is one of those..

One of these days the sky’s gonna break and everything will escape and I’ll know
One of these days the mountains are gonna fall into the sea and they’ll know
That you and I were made for this
I was made to taste your kiss
We were made to never fall away
Never fall away

Maybe it’s just because I have the Bible on my mind all the time, but “the sky’s gonna break” reminded me of  Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

Acts 1 is another scripture that came to mind, where Christ ascended bodily into heaven and was received into the clouds, and the angels told the disciples that he would come again “in like manner”. Certainly those who are saved by the blood of the Lamb and accepted him will go free, again, because we are really free the moment we are born again.

The next lines talk about the “letters” that are “gonna fall from the sky telling us all to go free”.

Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about, people! Go free from the weight of sin and worry and let it loose and get into the knowledge that everything is going to be alright!

“I’ll find a way to let everybody know” reminded me about the Great Commission, “make disciples of all nations” (Mark 16:15), and “when this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached to all the world as a witness to all nations”, Jesus said in Matthew 24, “then shall the end come”. Look at that!

 One of these days letters are gonna fall from the sky telling us all to go free
But until that day I’ll find a way to let everybody know ’cause you’re coming back, you’re coming back to me
‘Cause even though you left me here I have nothing left to fear
These are only walls that hold me here
Hold me here

I know Jesus is coming back to me and there’s nothing left to fear when you know you’re in good hands –He has the whole world in his hands, after all– and we’re going to be alright.

Aye. I wanna hold you here. Yes. I wanna hold you right here. I wanna hold you here.

One day soon I’ll hold you like the sun holds the moon
And we will hear those planes overhead and we won’t have to be scared

Sure, we want to hold our loved ones here, but some of them have to go on before us.

And “those planes overhead”? The lyrics make the point that we won’t have to be scared when we hear “those planes overhead”, so that must mean a reference to planes in a way that would cause most people to be afraid.

But we don’t have to fear anymore.

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. – Psalms 56:11.