Photograph by Ed Sheeran: A New Twist

The other day I was listening to Photograph by Ed Sheeran in my car.  I like the song but something hit me different on that day.  So I kept listening.

Just read the lyrics:

Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
but it is the only thing that I know.
When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
it is the only thing that makes us feel alive.


We keep this love in a photograph
we make these memories for ourselves
where our eyes are never closing
hearts are never broken
time is forever frozen still.


So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans,
holding me closer til our eyes meet,
you won’t ever be alone,
wait for me to come home.


Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
and its the only thing that I know, know

I swear it will get easier remember that with every piece of you,
and its the only thing we take with us when we die.


We keep this love in a photograph
we make these memories for ourselves
where our eyes are never closing
hearts are never broken
time is forever frozen still.


So you can keep me inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
holding me closer til our eyes meet
you won’t ever be alone
and if you hurt me that’s okay baby only words bleed

 inside these pages you just hold me
I won’t ever let you go
wait for me to come home
wait for me to come home
wait for me to come home
wait for me to come home


So you can fit me inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen
next to your heart right where I should be, keep it deep within your soul


And if you hurt me, that’s okay baby only words bleed
inside these pages you just hold me
I won’t ever let you go


When I’m away I will remember how you kissed me under the lamppost back on sixth street
hearing you whisper through the phone, “wait for me to come home”.



What I thought about while this song played in my car was about my Savior.  I thought of Him singing this song.  I thought of His life, and of mine.  I thought of how I “phone home” (Come on ET!) and ask Him to wait for me.  I ask Him to work with me.  I ask Him what I should be doing; what can I do more?

At every point in this song I thought of Him.  I even thought of the Atonement.
So many scripture stories came to mind as well.  The Woman annointing the Savior’s feet, crying on them and wiping them with her hair.  I imagine she may have kissed his feet.

Who bled for us at every pore?  Who gave us scripture to remember Him by? Who doesn’t let us go? Who runs to us?  Who forgives us time and time again?

The Savior.

So next time you hear this song, think of your Savior. You may just get chills down your spine.  I know I did.

Easter Day – 2016

Easter Day

We all know what this day is.  It is Easter Day!  We celebrate the life of Christ.  The fact that He is Risen! Many Christians attend church, celebrate with family and ponder about Christ’s life.

My favorite Easter story at this time is of Jesus walking along the road to Emmaus with two men.  It is found in Luke 24:13-31.

Easter Day

Easter Day

Easter Day

Easter Day

In this story Christ walks with two men along a road.  He asks them about what has been happening in Jerusalem.  They assume he doesn’t know and so they tell Christ the story of Him getting crucified and rising again.  He walks with them, then dines with them.  Finally when they dine they recognize Him and then he disappears.  They ask themselves, “Did not our hearts burn within us?”

This story is so real to me because I know that sometimes things are right in front of my eyes, but I fail to see until the end.  But then when I recollect I realize that God was trying to tell me something all along.

Because it is Easter Day I encourage you to read this scripture story.  Jesus showed Himself to many people after his resurrection.  Some accounts are found at the last chapter of Matthew and of Luke.  If you would like to read those as well that would also be a great way to spend a couple hours on this beautiful Easter Day.

Remember: He is Risen!