Friday, November 02, 2007

God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash

Via Alan at Thinklings, who comments about the video:

And the teary-eyed blonde shakes her head and mouths the words for a long time.

Now this may not seem like much, but it cut me to the quick. This is obviously someone who knows what it's like to be on the run. And that alone makes it powerful.

But it's not just the pathos that grabs you. It's the fact that she gets it. I don't know if she's a Christian, but I know-- in that moment-- she captured the agony of life apart from Christ. Most of us get the punchline all wrong. It's not about God cutting you down, although he will do it. It's about the running.

The tragedy isn't in getting cut down. The tragedy is running from God. We can waste our lives and wallow in our "freedom." You can run on for a long time. But in running, you don't postpone a bad thing.


Dan Trabue said...

Nice video. Do you know who or what it was produced for? That's a lotta "stars" in that for just a music video.

John said...

I think that the video is original to Johnny Cash.