Justin Bieber’s song, “Never Say Never” is a mega hit. Millions of girls fawn over the teen sensation, and I’m sure he enjoys it. Many people claim that they hate the boy, I don’t see why…he’s just a nobody who rose to success and fame. It could happen to anyone you know and you probably would feel the same way. But you know what…I like his music. He’s got a good voice, and some good songs too, say what you will, but I like him.
In his song the bridge and chorus are below,
And there’s just no turning back
When your heart’s under attack
Gonna give everything I have
It’s my destiny
I will never say never! (I will fight)
I will fight till forever! (make it right)
Whenever you knock me down
I will not stay on the ground.
This bridge and chorus speak almost explicitly about the journey of a Christ follower.
We are called to follow no matter what. We are called to continue on with everything we have, and when we’ve given it all that we can, we let God carry the rest. We are called to give it everything we can because once we become a Christ follower, it is our destiny to go higher up and in God.
We are called to never submit, to rely on the strength of the Son just as He relied on the strength of the Father. Whenever we are knocked down by the Enemy, we are called to rise from the ground by the power of Him who dwells within us.
See I never thought that I could walk through fire
I never thought that I could take the burn
I never had the strength to take it higher
Until I reached the point of no return
I never thought I could feel this power
I never thought that I could feel this free
I’m strong enough to climb the highest tower
And I’m fast enough to run across the sea
We have been promised protection as we pass through the fires, given strength to believe in the Father when all else seems lost, and the power of His name has been given to us. As a Christ follower, we are more free than we have ever been before. We are free beyond what we can conceive of. We no longer have to worry, for he already knows of our needs. He knew of them long ago, before he even spoke the words, “Let there be….” It’s remarkable really, the splendor of his story. And I think that Justin Bieber captured that without realizing it…or did he mean it?