Faith and the Faithful U2 Fan

Tim Heufeld wrote an article  “God is in the house” in deed HE is.  For the last three decades U2 has written songs of faith, hope and love going thru phases as most Christians do. Tim pointed out that on two albums “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” and “No Line on the Horizon” could be considered as U2’s grounded works.

 U2 360 Show in Denver  had a couple of interesting dynamics going on; of course it was the first show back in the USA after a long winter break. Fans with bend up emotions seemed a bit flat or were it the idea that the Rapture was to happen during the show period; secretly I have over heard some fans longing for it to be true. The ultimate U2, with faith and an MP3 player on her side, she waits the coming of the LORD (hum new lyric)

Bono and the Boys never claimed to have lock on faith, love and God, only that one should find peace and why not in God, true that Christians look at U2 and wonder how they can be Christian with drinking, and partying and well frankly enjoying life.  Clearly how can they be? Simply put God is in everyone and how you choose to live your life is really a choice you make, it’s not mine or yours to say this person is more God like we are all in God’s image.  U2 only provides the tools for you to make your own choice. We looked over Tim’s U2 Rapture Playlist and believe its worth a listen. Try it -

Just one last thought the Denver show take a look at this video, is Bono suggesting that this is the end of time, or was it just part of the song. Ether way it was very interesting to see for the first time on this stage Bono reaching his hand across the bridge to The Edge. The trusses never touch and Bono drops a flower, what symbolism; what poetic faith.   

Bono: My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love.

TOP TEN RAPTURE PLAYLIST

10. “Tomorrow,” October (1981)

Won’t you come back tomorrow / Won’t you be back tomorrow
Will you be back tomorrow / Can I sleep tonight

Open up, open up to the love of God / To the love of He who made the blind to see
He’s coming back / He’s coming back
I believe Him / Jesus is coming / I’m gonna be there

9. “Stateless,” The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

I’ve got no home in this world / Just gravity, luck, and time
I’ve got no home in this world / Just you and you are not mine

Stateless / Weightless / Stateless

8. “A Sort of Homecoming,” The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

And you know it’s time to go / Through the sleet and driving snow
Across the fields of mourning / To a light that’s in the distance

And you hunger for the time / Time to heal, desire, time
And your earth moves beneath / Your own dream landscape

7. “Last Night on Earth,” POP (1997)

She feels the ground is giving way / But she thinks we’re better off that way
The more you take the less you feel / The less you know the more you believe
The more you have, the more it takes today

You got to give it away / You got to give it away
Well, she don’t care what it’s worth
She’s living like it’s the last night on earth

6. “Gone,” POP (1997)

You get to feel so guilty got so much for so little
Then you find that feeling just won’t go away
You’re holding on to every little thing so tightly
Till there’s nothing left for you anyay

Goodbye, you can keep this suit of lights
I’m be up with the sun / I’m not coming down

5. “I’ll Go Crazy if I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” No Line on the Horizon (2009) (Live U2360 Remix of course!)

It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain / As you start out the climb
Listen for me, I’ll be shouting / We’re gonna make it all the way to the light
But you now I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight

4. “Where the Streets Have No Name,” Joshua Tree (1987)

Where the streets have no name / Where the streets have no name
We’re still building, then burning down love / Burning down love
And when I go there I go there with you / It’s all I can do

3. “Walk On,” All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

You’re packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen

Leave it behind

2. “Until the End of the World,” Achtung Baby (1991)

Waves of regret and waves of joy / I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You, you said you’d wait / ‘Til the end of the world

1. “Elevation,” All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

You elevate my soul / I’ve lost all self-control
Been living like a mole / Now, going down, excavation
I and I into the sky / You make me feel like I can fly so high
Elevation

Play list credit: Tim Heufeld

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