Day Four: The Stories That Stayed With You, Pt. 3

Luke 14:26 (NIV/NLT)“If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, [love less] everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.”

Keith Green passed away on July 28, 1982 at 28 with his 3-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter along with nine others in a plane crash. His wife Melody who was six weeks pregnant was at home with their one-year-old daughter. Though his life was short, his music, ministry and biography, “No Compromise,” has continued to challenge later generations to have a wholehearted, passionate love for Jesus.

Here are some verses from his song, “I Pledge My Head to Heaven.”

Well I pledge my wife to heaven, for the Gospel,
Though our love each passing day just seems to grow.
As I told her when we wed, I’d surely rather be found dead,
Than to love her more than the one who saved my soul.
I’m your child, and I want to be in your family forever.

Well I pledge my son to heaven for the gospel.
Though he’s kicked and beaten, ridiculed and scorn.
I will teach him to rejoice, and lift a thankful praising voice,
And to be like Him who bore the nails and crown of thorns.

No matter whatever the cost, I’m gonna count all things lost.

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Let’s pray: God, we pledge ourselves to you. Whatever the cost, may we count it all a loss. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– AK