Dear God, “the river is broken here…ah what do i do?”

i was listening to “The River Unbroken” by Russ Taff.

Words so clear don’t need a lyrics sheet – there is this clear reference  to a train but also relate to river…the song title is The River Unbroken and i ain’t hearing much about a boat (that sounded Canadian) Some one Show me the way!

We’ll return to the spiritual parabolic, or am i trying to say  parabolitic? (is that even a word?)

 IT SHOULD BE,

 Parabolitic, meaning Parable like or like a parable

Remember you are reading a post written by a metaphorical mind. 


Funny how  smartassh smartish  phone won’t let you type certain words, like it is trying to translate for you and you try to type a simple name like my daughter Kyri and it keeps insisting on typing, auto correcting, me to cry  or kryptonite or cryogenics  or canoe, CANOE? I am trying to type the name K Y R I how did it get canoe? REALLY?!?!

Voice recognition would be even worse.

Well, let’s go with that,

CANOE

you still on the same page?

Words to the song “The River Unbroken” by Russ Taff are so clear you don’t need a lyrics sheet – there is this clear reference  to a train but also relate to river…

name of song “The River Unbroken”

I recall canoeing , paddling, down different rivers in canoes.

free up your sense of humor and adventure and take this lil’ trip with me

READY?

if you just can free up your imagination for a few seconds.

This parable will not work, it just won’t , it just won’t (FROWNY FACE) !

(smerk) unless you imagine with me . . .

here let me draw a line


NOW you should be ready to go on this adventure that is really a cool lesson but don’t tell your playful fun side that or you’ll overthink it.

so shhhh about the lesson (that is a secret)

Jump into this canoe with me and one other person in the middle (you in back, friend in middle, me up front).

We’d be cruising, gliding thru the water smooth, but then…. (troublesome MUSIC Duh Duh Duhhhn!) …

we come to a point in this river where it is shallow, i mean very shallow (like some people) and we’ve

RUN A GROUND ! ! !

(more dramatic music if you like but no violins . . . yet)

Oh no, what will we ever do?

Is the river broken?

Is the canoe malfunctioning?

If the person in the back would just steer correct this would have never happen!

WHAT DO WE DO?!!?

What ever shall we do?!?!?!

The trip is over.

How do we get to the cara”van” (Train) Gloryland Train by Audio A waiting at the end of the river to pick us up?

We should have never gone on this stupid trip!!!!

What are we supposed to walk on water ? ! ? !

If there was enough water maybe we could but now ““we stuck”!

Nature, huh, who needs it? i probably missed so many txt messages ! ! ! !

So glad the guy in the middle put his Bible in a ziplock cause we about to get wet.

Great ‘youth trip‘!!! (with some sarcasm)

This sucks DIRT man!!!

ok, so what do i, we, us DO?!

(3 people in this canoe)

(Que the violin music played by Hugh)

(shedd a few tears and wrinkle your forehead with me in great despair)

(Turn that smile upside down)

we’ve reach a shallow part of this beautiful river, the river is not broken, it is not wrong or something that we can change.

It is just too shallow here for whatever reason, that is what rivers do.

The river is not broken, it is “DOING what it DO.”

Some people be like, “that why i don’t do rivers!”

“What if it tip?”

It is just too shallow here! We’ve hit the bottom, rock bottom.

We were doing pretty good, it was even kinda fun.

But now…now, this ain’t no fun!!!

So what do?

We, remember there IS 3 of us, WE have to get  outta the boat, pick up the canoe & all 3 of us CARRY it to where the river flows smooth again.

So,  Carry on we do!

THE END


For those still  in the theater:
The River is unbroken (not broken). Shallow for some reason at times, yes only the creator of that river knows why.
Yes it is starting to rain and the wind is BLOWING! ! !
The clouds are about to drop buckets and we are going to get an ‘all naturaaaal” shower as the clouds burst and the Sky Cracks!
The caravan (TRAIN) waiting at the end of our journey is there waiting or will be there when we reach the end of this winding river.
The train had  not derailed or gone off track or been side tracked. We are coming to it, it is coming to us. WE WILL MEET UP ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.  The end is near. Trips don’t last forever.
All we have to do is get to it, just gotta be ready, WITH NO LUGGAGE, even though you got a grip on all those handles. For some the handle is gripping them. The bags are just filled with skeletons (dead bones quickly turning to dust in the wind).
We are sometimes so confused that we think we have a handle on things & really, if we are honest we realize no one’s got a grip and i “don’t have a handle” on the handful of schtuff i already own and i’ve been carrying around.
At one point i realized that what I owned now really owns me.
A SOLUTION:
  • Get over the shallow part that is naturally there from time to time.
  • Get back in in boat.
  • Paddle to the end (press on, paddle on  Philippians) .
  • At the end be ready to board the  train.
  • Ride it for free  (“Free Ride” song audio adrenaline).
  • Live the good kingdom living now so you’ll be welcome as a friend to live in THE Kingdom when that final train comes.

 

btw, did i tell you i was  listening to “The River Unbroken” by Russ Taff on Pandora
http://www.pandora.com/russ-taff/way-home/river-unbroken?shareImp=true&isGooglePlay=1&sp=1
 That’s what The Holy Spirit laid on me.
To good not to share.
Enough said.
Thanks,
~beetle

Now you can give into the urges you may have been fighting just to get thru reading this and go back and click (surf a lil’) on the words in the text that lead to links

OR
Read on in the comment section, which  including the song the post is about as well as others Russ Taff (formerly with The Imperials) who sang the song this post inspired.
(i think we learn more from the side trips on the way than on the main stream most of the time)
Comment below what you may have found hidden in this post.



5 thoughts on “Dear God, “the river is broken here…ah what do i do?”


  1. HIGH POWER by The Imperials off Project “One More Song For You.”
    Album: One More Song for You
    Word Records
    1979
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    Let The Wind Blow. Disc #2 Track #14 of the Two Disc Compilations Album titled Legacy 1977-1988. Released in 1996.
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    “Let The Wind Blow” by The Imperials (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)

    Song Name: I’m Forgiven
    Album Name: Legacy 1977-1988
    Disc #: 1
    Track #: 7
    Release Year: 1996
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    This is a fan tribute. Copyright belongs to original owner. Please support these artists by purchasing their music from iTunes or Amazon. To learn more about the Imperials check out their website at http://theclassicimperials.com/home/
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    “Sail On” by The Imperials (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)

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  2. Free Ride by Audio Adrenaline
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    “Hairbrush Song, The (“live At The Gardens” Version)” by Audio Adrenaline (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)

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    Secret · Audio Adrenaline

    Bloom

    ℗ 1996 ForeFront Records

    Producer: John Hampton
    Composer: Mark Stuart
    Composer: Will McGinniss
    Composer: Bob Herdman
    Composer: Barry Blair

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    “Secret” by Audio Adrenaline (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)

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    Walk On Water · Audio Adrenaline

    Hit Parade: The Greatest Hits

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    Producer: John Hampton
    Composer: Will McGinniss
    Composer: Mark Stuart
    Composer: Bob Herdman
    Composer: Barry Blair

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    “Walk On Water” by Audio Adrenaline (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)


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    Man Of God · Audio Adrenaline

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    “Man of God” by Audio Adrenaline (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)

    Talk about getting the ticket, this is the ticket to the free TRAIN ride….
    join the band…
    there is room, no legal limits always room for one more soul.
    I wanna ride this train.

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    Gloryland · Audio Adrenaline

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    Producer: Gotee Brothers
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    “Gloryland” by Audio Adrenaline (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • iTunes)

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    I Hear Jesus Calling · Audio Adrenaline

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    “I Hear Jesus Calling” by Audio Adrenaline (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)

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  4. Rachel Rachel – Carry On(Appearance by Kerry Livgren-the original lyricist and music composer of this classic song)
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    From the 1991 album “Way To My Heart”
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