Finding Some Life Purpose and Love in Bette Midler’s ROSE Lyrics
Some say love, it is a river that drowns the tender reed. Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed. Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need. I say love, it is a flower, and you its only seed.
Some say love, it is a river
Have you ever gone down rapids when a river is in flood? It is so exciting and its such a huge rush. Have you ever wandered down a river hand in hand with your partner and watched it flowing silently back and forth from the sea? This lyric is so poignant.
Life is like a river. We are all in this big wash flowing from birth to death and like river we all go over bumps and terrain and we carve out a path that meets the least resistance. Some of us go over bigger obstacles and become giants and are known by the whole world.
But love as a river, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Well you can jump in head first and maybe be drowned like a tender reed or you can sail above it and let love be part of your whole life and let it carve a character in you. I have to say I am a different man from a marriage and divorce, but I am a better more forgiving man.
Love is so consuming and it’s risky and if you have been drowned like a reed you may be hesitant to jump in again and sail down that river. But I say jump in and have a swim.
Some say love, it is a razor that leaves your soul to bleed.
One person that was left to bleed is a well known friend of mine. I have spoken to Him all my life and I have met Him in the flesh and had a quarter pounder meal with Him that I bought, and I have seen Him 45 times in visions as an apparition. His name is Jesus Christ and He is still living. In one of the prophets hundreds of years before He became the famous Rabbi on earth, a prophet inspired by God wrote about a promised Messiah and a saviour. This is what the prophecy of the coming One would experience.
13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. 14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;
Jesus was only young when He knew he was this promised servant and yet this verse said that He was going to beaten to such a state that he was going to be unrecognisable as a man.
Later in the next chapter it speaks of the whipping He would get called stripes.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
One time I saw Jesus in a church in a vision where appeared so clear to me it’s as though He was really a flesh human standing in front of me. He was dressed in a white robe but it was soaked in bright red blood. He turned around and his back was cut to shreds. Just like you dice meat for a curry, his back was in strips of flesh from those whips. Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” didn’t nearly go as far as what I saw that day in the year 2000.
Some could say the love Jesus had for humanity cut Him like a razor and left Him bleeding on a cross to die. Some believe the myth that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and they had a son, this is essentially saying Jesus was not divine as He came back from death on the third day and the enemy of this world would love to discredit Jesus.
But as the verse read above, All of us like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way;
This breaks the heart of Jesus that people don’t believe in Him and practice what He taught.
Yes love can cut like a razor, but love requires you to take the plunge. Jesus took the plunge, why don’t you buy a New Testament Bible and read the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and have a look at who we killed. Have a look at what He said and see if you in your own power can obey what He teaches.
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need.
Love has that effect on you. You can be fine when you have not a person who you fall in love with, but once you are in love you don’t know how you can exist without them in your life. It is a hunger and sadly some people are addicted to their partners and that’s not a healthy sort of love.
We all need love. God loves the prostitutes of this world providing a loving service to all the lonely men in the world who need someone to hold them and to give them comfort and listening ear. I guess that’s why Jesus and Mary got on so well. She found a man that could love her without wanting sex and He found a women that loved Him for who He was, loved to speak to Him and listened to Him preach for hours and gave Him good feedback.
For 20 years I was addicted to the services of prostitutes and so Mary being one and being a good friend of Jesus always appealed to me. In this past year I have met Mary in visions about six times and three of these times I have seen her dance ballet at church to our songs. She is a blessing.
Love is addictive.
I say love, it is a flower, and you its only seed.
What a perfect and wonderful way to look at love. Every love needs an object. That’s why we give love away to cars and cats and dogs so easily as they are not going to hurt us much save when they die or break down. Love has no point when the person we love does not return it, well in most instances. But I have to confess there are actors that I love and I go and see them act in most of their movies and so it can be rewarding with a one sided love.
But very flower needs a seed and then it needs water and sun to grow. And so the best love is a two way love, one that is fed into maturity.
Have you got that sort of love in your life?
It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It’s the one who won’t be taken, who cannot seem to give, and the soul afraid of dyin’ that never learns to live.
It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
It is truly heartbreaking to hear some stories of how some people have grown up. I have to say I admire ballroom dancing but I have never learned to dance. I am not sure this is the full meaning of her lyric but it is one meaning. Only a girl who never expects to be at a formal wedding doesn’t learn to waltz at some time.
Some people have been so hurt, so spoken ill of, so rejected and unloved that they simply never take a chance on entering the dance of love. That is a sad state.
Then there are people who did take a chance from the group above and they have a marriage or love affair that breaks up and they promise themselves never to take the chance again.
It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance.
We all have dreams as we grow up but how many people see that dream come true? Are we afraid that it will never come true so we never take the chance and make up excuses to ourselves and live our lives in regret? I tell you the truth many people have gone after their dreams and achieved them. You know for a little as six hundred dollars you can get a book published with up to fifty copies? How many people were going to write that book and never have because they think it will be impossible to be published? This month I am going to have my first book published in fact tonight I got the email that said it was ready to be printed.
That has been a life long dream of mine. In six months I have written a 130 articles and 28,000 people have read them, and my first book is 66 of those articles. So I am not going to a traditional publisher but I think enough people will order my book and be blessed and pass it on to their loved ones to read. And in a few weeks I will be published author, how exciting it that?
It may not be to you but for me it’s so exciting.
Take that chance on your dream. Go and read “Finding your destiny in Billy Joel’s Piano man lyrics” from the expert author link below for more on destiny.
It’s the one who won’t be taken, who cannot seem to give,
There are so many people that are takers in this world. So many of us are so afraid of being used that we won’t open up and give freely. You can’t live like that. You have to be able to give. You have to take the chance that you are going to be taken advantage of, you just need to give.
and the soul afraid of dyin’ that never learns to live.
One time Jesus walked across a lake in the middle of the night and the followers of His froze with fear thinking they were seeing a ghost. When Jesus said it was Him, Peter asked could he come and walk on the water and Jesus said, “Sure come.” And Peter walked on water for a while.
On that night Peter was obviously not afraid to walk on a rough blown lake. We have to be fearless and that is so hard in a world where we are constantly assaulted with bad news that teaches us not to take a risk.
Most people reject the Christian faith as they see it as so limiting. And yet when asked they will readily agree that the Jesus they knew of was a nice person. Most people are simply afraid of dying to the way they live currently and therefore miss out on a relationship with the one person that called Himself the life.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. This is a profound statement by Jesus the young Rabbi. The whole world is searching for meaning to life, they are searching for direction and purpose, and they search for truth that makes sense. And most people want to go to heaven when they die and meet God.
Yet few people submit to Jesus and become a follower and step out onto the lake called the Christian life like Peter did that night.
I encourage you to approach a Christian your respect and show them this article and tell them you’d like to check out Jesus more with them. Have them explain the teachings of Jesus to you.
When the night has been too lonely and the road has been to long, and you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong, just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows lies the seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.
When the night has been too lonely and the road has been to long and you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Life for the unloved and rejected people in this society can be quite lonely and the road of life can become very long. Depression and even clinical depression can set in and this makes suicide in many people’s minds seem very attractive. I have been there three times on the precipice of jumping off a bridge.
Sometimes we get to thinking that love is only for the lucky and the strong people of this world. We often think success only comes to the strong and the lucky also, but look at me a self confessed former sex addict, I am publishing my first book and soon I will have double the articles on the web and I am so happy.
And I am neither a lucky man nor one that is particularly strong. My one strength has been a verse in the Bible.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
This verse is a very powerful verse for a Christian who understands it. It means good and bad no matter what it is that happens, will somehow turn out for good. It means all the bad things in my life will have a happy ending if I continue to love God and do what He tells me to do. And yes God speaks to me and gives me things to do and gives me directions how to do each thing. He even inspires me what to write.
The book was his idea when I had written 40 articles and even the title was His title that He gave me.
just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows lies the seed that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.
In Australia where I live it does not snow and in fact I have only seen snow in pictures, so this lyric would have more meaning to your North Americans that see snow. Bitter snow must be so depressing. Depression is like that I imagine. There just seems to be no end to it but Bette Midler wants us to remember when all hope seems lost you are the seed and when enough sun comes you can find love and purpose in your life.
You can find love in life. There are so many people that are willing to have friends. You just need to go and find some lonely people like you. Perhaps you’ll find them in a pub.
I have to warn you that even church can be a lonely place and Christians sometimes can seem so unloving. Jesus was not like that. Jesus had time for every person and so make sure you get to know some genuine Christians. Start with that one that you already like.
Have a good day. I hope my mumblings have helped you.
Can I pray for you?
I ask that you bless this reader for reading so far. If they have read everything that I have written here, I pray that you give them the courage to seek out that Christian that they know and like and take them a print out of this article. Father I pray that you lead this person into relationship that helps them and helps them start to dream again. I pray that your Holy Spirit would guide them to books and teach them as they read the Bible to the time that they want to take the leap of faith into the river like Peter and risk their life on following you.
In Jesus name I ask Amen