I just dug out some favorite music and came across these golden words:

“You don’t ask a drowning man if he wants to be saved when you know he’s sinking down—down beneath the crashing waves.

“Betrayal wears two faces, both easy to explain. One is what you say and do to bring another human pain. When you refuse to act, though you know the good to do—when you refuse to speak what’s right, you’ve worn the face of number two.

“You don’t ask a drowning man if he wants to be saved when you know he’s sinking down—down beneath the crashing waves.”

Charlie Peacock

From the album, THE SECRET OF TIME, Lyrics from Drowning Man, 1990 by Sparrow Corporation

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6 responses to “DROWNING MAN

  1. s3p9Iz Good point. I hadn’t tuhoght about it quite that way. 🙂

  2. Powerful, isn’t it? Charlie Peacock is awesome. I went to a couple of his concerts way back when, and on the second one he picked my out of the crowd.

  3. Malcolm W.

    I feel that betrayal right now. I am a Christian and I feel that my faith and my God have betrayed me.

    • Malcolm,

      What a heartbreaking thought in the Christmas season. I won’t offer answers because I don’t know what’s going on in your life. There may not be an answer except the response given by Job. Many of us have faced that same feeling at times in our lives and I am no exception. I’m sorry. My only observation is to keep your life in proportion to the being of God and to know what a sacrifice He made to become Immanuel, “God with us.” God bless you and restore you. Email me personally if you wish at john.jonelis@gmail.com

  4. Keith W.

    John, Charlie Peacock is one of my favorite artists. The Secret Of Time was my introduction to him and is still one of my favorite albums. Good stuff!

    • Thanks for the comment, Keith. This year I broke out all my old Charlie Peacock albums and found that they’ve stood the test of time. So maybe THE SECRET OF TIME was a great title.

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