Do Something!

On my way back from the Georgia Press Association’s Advertising Conference last Saturday, I was trying to decide what I was going to write about this week. I thought of numerous topics, but none of them were yelling,  “Write about me.”
And then it happened. A song  came on the radio that literally stopped me in my tracks as I was driving down the road.
This song was speaking loudly to me and it was certainly yelling, “I am your column for next week.”
 The song is Matthew West’s latest and it is titled Do Something. It is  a great reminder about the importance of serving others by being the hands and feet of Christ, and doing something to make a difference in this world.
Here are the complete lyrics to the song. Read every word, every line, and I can guarantee that if you are not motivated to do something good, after you finish wiping the tears from your face, then you just might need to check your pulse because you may not be breathing.
Here it is . . .

Do Something by Matthew West

Verse 1
I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around

So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty

Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”

He said, “I did, I created you”

Chorus:
If not us, then who?
If not me and you?
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

Verse 2:
I’m so tired of talking
About how we are God’s hands and feet
But it’s easier to say than to be
Live like angels of apathy who tell ourselves
It’s alright, “somebody else will do something”

Well, I don’t know about you
But I’m sick and tired of life with no desire
I don’t want a flame, I want a fire
I wanna be the one who stands up and says,
“I’m gonna do something”

Chorus:
If not us, then who?
If not me and you?
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

Bridge:
We are the salt of the earth
We are a city on a hill (shine shine, shine shine)
But we’re never gonna change the world
By standing still
No we won’t stand still (x3)

Chorus:
If not us, then who?
If not me and you?
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

It’s time for us to do something!

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