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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

When I first heard the song in the video below it impacted me the not just that evening but for several days.  I kept thinking of the verse above and wondering why?

Why would God in all his majesty send his Son to die for me.

Lord, I’m a lousy clown, Why’d you stop to save me…

I don’t have a good answer for that one.  Nor for another line in the song Lived the Day You Died.

Don’t understand why you healed me Christ, but that’s OK because I lived the day you died, I lived the day you died.

A night owl by nature, I found myself up late that Saturday night in February creating the video you see below.  I’m pretty sure it is unlike any Easter video you have ever seen but with Easter just around the corner I hope this touches you the way it touched me. Let me know what you think. (iPhone? – Click here for video)

 

Additional Notes:

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 9.20.11 PMYou may or may not be aware of the original song this parodies. The original is by Eminem and Rihanna and is about the cycle of domestic violence. The story of a man who can’t control his violence and a woman who, when he says it will never happen again says, “You gonna stand there and hear me cry, that’s alright because I love the way you lie.

So to turn around a story of hopeless dysfunction into a story of true hope is rather masterful parody.

The song is performed by Apologetix. A band that seems to get better with every album.  In addition to this song they have some great parodies on their just released album called Hot Potato Soup. Besides this song my other favorite off the new album is Weep Jeremiah a parody of the Guns & Roses song, Sweet Child O’ Mine.  The execution is perfect including the guitar solo.

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