It’s A Slow Fade…

I remember a song I used to sing as a kid. I bet many of you sang it too. Here is one line from the song…

Be careful little eyes what you see.

As an adult I now realize the truth of those simple words. I see marriages crumble and families fall apart. I see folks actually believe the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. It’s not.

A group called Casting Crowns has a song called Slow Fade. Here are some of the lines from their song…

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade…

So today let me say to you that a crushed life is often a slow fade. A divorce is a slow fade, a life filled with alcohol or drug dependency is a slow fade, adultery is a slow fade, moving away from following Christ is a slow fade. As Casting Crowns say, People never crumble in a day.

But a slow fade means there are many opportunities to stop the slide. You see there are probably hundreds of opportunities to stop a marriage from turning into a divorce. There are hundreds of opportunities to stop alcohol or drug abuse before it even starts. There are hundreds of opportunities to stop an inappropriate relationship before it starts. Where do all these opportunities start? How about with this one line…

Be careful little eyes what you see.

Next time you are tempted, sing that one line to yourself and remember…it’s a slow fade.

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One thought on “It’s A Slow Fade…

  1. Bob, This is a powerful message. I listened to the song, and it is very simple and yet very powerful. Thank you for bringing to our attention.

    Between the paws of the true Aslan,

    Michael

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