Tuesday, September 05, 2006

He Ain't the Leavin' Kind

While I listen to Christian music about 90% of the time, I do still enjoy a little country every now and then. I've recently started really liking Rascal Flatts. I bought their latest album yesterday, Me and My Gang.

The last song on the album is a great example of how a group can play music besides Christian labeled music, yet still get across an unabashedly Christian message. It is entitled, "He Ain't the Leavin' Kind," and it is completely about God being there no matter that some don't believe in Him or may lose their faith in Him for a period of time. Here are some of the lyrics:

They tried their best to drag him out
of a courthouse down in Montgomery

Now they want to kick him out of school

And take him off our money

They can take those words off of paper and stone
But he aint gone, no

He ain't the leavin' kind

He'd never walk away
Even from those who dont believe
And wanna leave him behind

He ain't the leavin' kind

She stayed mad at him for a lot of years

For taking her husband

Started losing her faith and thinking that

Her life meant nothin

But when she looks at those kids

She raised all by herself

She knows she had some help

Yeah she knows

He ain't the leavin' kind
What a great song!!! That is so true. So many times we think God isn't concerned with our lives when bad things happen, yet He is always there. We were never promised a life of roses, just that He would always be by our side through it all.


Anonymous said...

I hear that the singer and his cousin (black hair guy) are Christians. Country music has Jesus everywhere thru Brad Pasiley, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn and Rascall Flatts.

FeatherIron said...

I love that!

Cajun Tiger said...

Anon...that's cool. My favorite of theirs is "Bless the Broken Road" from the "Feels Like Today" album.

The Mother Load said...

I thought you'd might enjoy this story, sorry it is lengthy. Seth had some problems last year with a young boy down the street. He picked on Seth quite often and was always in trouble. I never let him play with him and we managed to avoid him all summer. Seth started school in August and right away asked to go play with the boy. I immediately said no and he asked why. I told him that I was only protecting him. Seth then turns to me and says, "Maybe he just needs a friend Mom, maybe he is in a bad place right now, and God wants me to help him. Tommorow I'll bring my prayer book and we'll pray together." Shane he has made it his mission to change this one boy's attitude and behavior and in the process he has changed his own. He's now receiving great marks in school and is a lot kinder to his brother. He told me last week that when he told the boy not to do bad things, because God was everywhere and always watching the little boy just laughed and pretended to shake "God's hand" next to him. Seth then said, "Don't worry, he'll get it some day Mom and when he does he'll realize that he was never alone and God was always there for him even when he thought he wasn't." Seven years old - can you believe that! I can't take the credit for this one.

Cajun Tiger said...

ML...that is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing that =)

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I've become a fan of them recently also. I was impressed with Carrie Underwood in the same way. Her "Jesus Takes the Wheel" song has a powerful message. And anonymous is right about Country Music.