This last month at youth group we have been looking at media, pop culture, you tubes, music videos and movies in order to develop a more biblically framed world view. And in doing this, I was surprised by what we discovered. Of course there is plenty of garbage out there, and yes most of it dehumanizes and satisfies our base impulses. For as much as I love Katy Perry, Dark Horse leaves a lot to be desired. But as we were exploring media we came across the new John Legend song, "All of Me." And to my surprise, this was the most biblically accurate and affirming song in both pop culture and even in the Christian music charts.
Take a listen and let me know if you agree or disagree:
How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince’s daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of an artist’s hands. Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus. Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights! Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the best wine.
Song of Songs 7:1-9