The popularity of Fix You is somewhat surprising considering how independent our culture has become. How does a song, based on the idea that we need someone else to be fixed, move so many people? Maybe it’s because we all get to a point in our life where we know ours and the world’s needs are deeper than our abilities to attend to them.
What brings us to this place may be that our lives are filled with questions – many of them are without an easy or quick answer. Some of them may have no real answer at all. Uncertainty and doubt are often thought of as the opposite of faith, but this is never the way it should be seen. In fact, fear is put opposite of faith in the biblical text, not doubt—maybe this is why ‘do not fear’ is the most oft given command in the Bible.
Questions are not the opposite of believing, they are the gateway to deeper belief. Running away from questions only leaves us feeling like we hold beliefs in something that don’t stand up to testing—or worse, that we have a non-functional theology.
Join the chorus found throughout history by asking your questions and seeking for answers.
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
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