If you think I am referring to the rock band AC/DC and their megahit ‘Let there be Rock’, you are partly right. The lyrics which plays on Genesis is the creative license they’ve taken (Let there be light, Let there be sound, Let there be drums, Let there be guitar, and of course Let there be Rock) and there is no denying the talent as you see Angus Young, one of the head-banging band members rip across the stage with fire in his belly. The 1970s rocked! But I digress.
My last couple of articles for Our Pilgrimage explored the nuptials we have with Jesus (Jesus Christ – my bridegroom, my 4G) and the rock which the Lord built the Catholic Church on (Are We the Real Church?). Each week I am led to read, listen, view and discover interesting connections to our faith, and to find ways to deepen our relationship with the Lord.
He led me to AC/DC.
A is for Awareness
“Examine yourselves: are you acting according to faith? Test yourselves. Can you assert that Christ Jesus is in you? — 2 Corinthians 13:5
Is Jesus the Lord of your life? Are we aware that His active presence, every person, event, or trial is an opportunity to grow in relationship with Him. When we receive a gift from someone, we are oftentimes touched by the thoughtfulness of the giver. The Lord not only gave us a gift but he keeps on giving. May we continue to search and discover more of his love.
C is for Communication
“Ask, and you will receive. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened.” —Matthew 7:7
Need a worry buddy? Turn to Jesus. If we ask the Lord to show His love, the Lord will “come on strong” in our lives, and we will notice this more because we asked for it. Perhaps we feel we do not get what we ask for but we need to realise that with God there is no limit to his graces. “Glory to God , who shows his power in us, and can do much more than we could ask or imagine.” — Ephesians 3:20.
D is for Dependence
“Do not worry and say: What are we going to eat? What are we going to drink? or: what shall we wear?’ The pagans busy themselves with such things; but your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” — Matthew 6:31-32
Are you overthinking your problems? If we think we alone can solve our issues and that we are responsible for ourselves, we deny the Lord His opportunity to show us his love. We must let the Lord do things for us and depend on Him for everything. Those who aren’t depending on themselves have much more opportunity for a deep, personal relationship with the Lord.
C is for Community
“The eye cannot tell the hand, ‘I do not need you,’ nor the head tell the feet, ‘I do not need you’.” — 1 Corinthians 12:21
Finally, we need community if we are to open all the doors for God’s power in our lives. The Lord works through the members of His body (Romans 12:5). As isolated parts, we won’t see God do as much in our lives. But in community, we will experience the fullness of God’s power. If we don’t love our brothers and sisters whom we can see, we don’t love the Lord Whom we cannot see (1 Jn 4:20).
Let There Be Rock
The fullness of God’s love is in everything we experience in life. Do we see Him in our lives, in everything? He is working before us, within us, and is the invisible power that is right there supporting us. As His marriage partner, may we commit to grow in love with our spouse every day. From the start of his ministry at the Wedding at Cana till we join Him again in the Wedding Feast of the Lamb (Revelations 19:7), may we remain strong and steadfast in His love. Let there be Rock.
Source: Presentation Ministries
AC/DC in concert: Let There be Rock