Down Down Low
Sometimes you gotta go dark
Sometimes you gotta be quiet
Sometimes you gotta get far from
The voices that stir up violence
Everybody wants to talk
Nobody wants to listen
You gotta get get get
Down down low
I stumbled upon this song yesterday while waiting outside Thimblebees (the sewing school two of the pixies go to). The beat itself is enough to hook you but the words really resonated with my spirit as well.
For so long, Tim and I have had an ongoing discussion of all the noise that is out there...the vitriol that is so common on the internet, the self-promotion with no shame. I love the words to this song by Christa Wells...sometimes you do just need to go dark. You gotta get down low.
The cross shouts humility. It's lyrics repeat over and over again a refrain that we so readily ignore: the greatest among us, will be the least, the first, last.
I wrote a post a year ago on this idea: Stoop Till We Are No Taller Than Children. I realize that I don’t like stooping. It’s not my natural inclination to become less. The competitive spirit in me likes to be first. Too often when I hear the word “surrender” my spirit struggles deep within me.
But we are called to get down low. Wash each other's feet. Stoop till we are no taller than children. C.S. Lewis beautifully reminds us that the entrance to the kingdom is low in his Reflections on the Psalms.
I hope you enjoy this song as much as I am. May we together get Down Down Low.