Nothing or Everything


“Seasick Steve” – a musician and singer in the Blues genre. Now in his late 70’s he has a genius for making strange looking guitars out of hub caps or cigar boxes, and often with an odd number of strings, and playing them, slide-manner, with a bottle neck. I can hear you yawning already and thinking where is he going today. Well, one of his recent popular songs is entitled, “I started out with nothin’, and I still got most of it left”. A title that probably sums up his life, which wasn’t easy, from all accounts. But, spiritually, we all started out with nothing. And then there came a point when an encounter with Jesus  catapulted us into a new world, where we can sing a new song, “I started out with nothin’, but I now have none of it left.” Because in Jesus we have everything. We can sing a new song, and it won’t be in the Blues genre either. Psalm 96:1Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD!”.  But, sadly, there are many who are taking the wrong path. In Matthew 7:13 we read, “The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way.” And they will all get there singing Steve’s song, only the lyrics will change to “I started out with nothin’, and I still got all of it left”.

Oh, and for those sad people like me (and my switched-on grandson) who enjoy a song or two from Steve, here’s a YouTube link to the above song.


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