Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Theme Song For Cain

Genesis 4:10-14 (King James Version)

10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

One of my favorite songs is "Wherever I May Roam" by Metallica. If there was ever a theme song for Cain, this is probably it. Maybe it's not an exact match, but I sense the same strains of spiritual lostness and unsettledness here. Or at least, I think so.

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