Eric Clapton, god or God's - John Van Sloten

March 25, 2007

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message we’re going to talk about God’s love, beauty and truth as it’s found in the life and music of Eric Clapton.

“I was worried. I just didn’t know where I was going. I didn’t know whether I should carry on, or whether I should pack it in all together. And then a song came along. It was Dear Lord give me Strength. It just kept coming through like a dream. It kept coming back to me. I thought if I didn’t do something, then I would be letting people down. That gave me the strength to carry on as a musician.”
Clapton after coming out of a time of addiction, Melody Maker, December 1978

I don't know if I have a very clear idea of what the pilgrimage is, I just know that it's like been a long, long search and it goes on.”
Clapton in a 60 Minutes, Australia interview, 1998

“That's why I don't think there's any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what's coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.
All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along.”
Romans 8:18-26, MSG

“I believe I've got some reason to be here otherwise, I... otherwise it doesn't make sense... the closest I can come to is I might have something left to do which is of use to somebody else. I'm talking about maybe one other person can benefit from my existence that makes it worth God keeping me alive.”
Clapton in a 60 Minutes, Australia interview, 1998

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February 28, 2007
why not?
why is anyone here?
do we honestly have a purpose, or are we just to accept our irrelevence?
or fight it? Like Clapton did.
but thats just one girls opinion

if he wasn't here, sally would still be standing, it wouldn't be wonderful tonight, there would be tears in heaven and we wouldn't be any further up the road.
but that's just one girls thoughts.

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