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Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Resurrection, Keane-Style

Keane’s latest album, “Strangeland,” debuted in May of this year.

Resurrection is on my mind this week as I prepare to preach tomorrow on the passage from John 11, where Jesus in raising Lazarus from the dead describes Himself as “The Resurrection and The Life.”

Maybe this is why the British band Keane’s single, “Silenced by the Night,” from their latest album, Strangeland, moved me this evening.  I’m not exactly sure, but the lyrics seem to be telling the story of a man and a woman whose love endures the “night” only to “rise again.” (If you can make sense of the plot, especially the enigmatic ending, I’m all ears!  Leave your theory below.)

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The imagery of resurrection here, especially in the chorus, is inescapably beautiful:

We were silenced by the night 
But you and I, we’re gonna rise again 
Divided from the light 
I wanna love the way we used to then

There’s also something deeply compelling theologically in the notion that “rising again” is a kind of returning to one’s self- a process of being “born again” to the love one once knew and the self one used to be.  If the video is a tribute to the beautiful, liberative qualities of erotic love, it is also a way to frame what it means to be found again and again by the Lover of our souls.

You can watch the video below:

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