Looking for Angels: Healing in a Hurting World

This song just reads “today” in so many ways, I imagine that is why John wrote it.
There seems to be so much unrest and anger in the world. There is for sure a plethora of drugs and alcohol to dim the pain. For you see…the drugs and the booze only temporarily damp down the feelings of rage, of worthlessness. The deep seated insecurities within people are never far from the surface, the fear of failure, always lurks just beneath every choice. Thoughts are all consuming, peace a fantasy.

Today’s teens are as never before pummeled with a never ending array of choices, many of them bad ones. Teen are also faced with parents who have high expectations…or worse yet no expectations at all. You think a parent that has no expectations is freeing to the youth…think again. Ask them how they feel about that.

The world has changed, it has changed into this crazy array of technology and stuff that has NOT made life so much better, rather it has made life so much busier. There are social websites galore…you have to belong to many you know. Now some of these sites are even (Klout) tied into your future job prospects! Before Tech reigned supreme…the world had more time, and people were more relaxed.

Adults are not immune either, the world moves at a faster and faster pace, some of this is intended for our ill. To much to do means in many cases God gets left out and Satan wins a victory. Get with God, do it today…right now!

The answer to the pain, the misery, the world’s suffering…all that is wrong. The drugs, the drinking, the anger…the killing and violence. It all has its solution in one place…Jesus Christ.

Read the words to this Skillet song, they are good. Then listen to it…

May God bless you, strengthen you, and give you peace, in Jesus name, Amen

“Looking For Angels”

Going through this life looking for Angels
People passing by, looking for Angels.

Walk this world alone try to stay on my feet

Sometimes crawl, fall, but I stand up cause I’m afraid to sleep
And open my eyes to a new day, with all new problems and all new pain
All the faces are filled with so much anger
Losing our dignity and hope from fear of danger
After all the wars, after settling the scores, at the break of dawn we will be deaf to the answers

There’s so much bigotry, misunderstanding and fear
With eyes squinted and fists clinched we reach out for what is dear
We want it we want
We want a reason to live
We’re on a pilgrimage
A crusade for hope
Cause in our hearts and minds and souls we know

We need it we need
We need more than this

Going through this life looking for angels
People passing by looking for angels
Walking down the streets looking for angels
Everyone I meet looking for angels

So many nations with so many hungry people
So many homeless scrounging around for dirty needles
On the rise, teen suicide, when we will realize
we’ve been desensitized by the lies of the world
We’re oppressed and impressed by the greedy
Whose hands squeeze the life out of the needy
When will we learn that wars, threats, and regrets are the cause and effect of living in fear

Who can help protect the innocence of our children
Stolen on the internet with images they can’t forget
We want it we want
We want a reason to live
We represent a generation that wants to turn back a nation
To let love be our light and salvation

We need it we need
We need more than this


I became a savior to some kids I’ll never meet
Sent a check in the mail to buy them something to eat
What will you do to make a difference, to make a change?

What will you do to help someone along the way?
Just a touch, a smile as you turn the other cheek
Pray for your enemies, humble yourself, love’s staring back at me
In the midst of the most painful faces
Angels show up in the strangest of places


Walking down the streets looking for angels
Everyone I meet looking for angels

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7 replies

  1. It’s great Greg to see you taking on the teen issues. I’ve seen the teens in our church and they really do go through a lot in their lives. They need leadership that care and understand how to relate to them at their level which I think many adults don’t understand how to do that.

  2. I have worked in teen ministry for decades and I have never yet had a teen reject a GENUINE approach from one who doesn’t condemn but who doesn’t compromise either.

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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