Friday, Oct 10, 2014
I’m on the Highway to Hell,
Going down, party time,
My friends are gonna be there too, yeah
Hey Satan, paid my dues . . .
I’m on my way to the Promised Land,
I’m on the Highway to Hell.
Lives there a hard rock fan who can’t sing the entire song from memory? It’s the rock classic by Australian band AC/DC. Formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus young, they’re considered one of the top 10 selling rock bands of all time. They survived the death of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980 when, in a drunken state, he suffocated in his own vomit. Now, having sold more than 200 million records worldwide they face another crisis. Malcom is being treated for dementia at 61 years of age. While it may not be clear that the hard living accompanying his music contributed to his health issues, it certainly didn’t help. In fact, Malcolm had a history of drinking problems, even missing tours as a result. He’s now in a nursing home, not exactly the high-life surroundings he’s undoubtedly used to.
Sad. All that money and fame and no memory of it. Not even knowledge of who the people are in his old band. Shuttled back and forth to the bathroom and dining table, with nowhere to go and all independence gone, Malcolm Young is truly on a living highway to hell. No party, no promised land. I pray that somehow in his addled state the hope of Christ becomes clear, if anyone has ever shown him the Way. If not, the hell he lives in now won’t be nearly as terrible as the Hell that he described in his lyrics.
An encouraging word: SHAMLESSNESS OF SINNER
Are you ever shocked by the shamelessness of sinners? The Psalmist said of such individuals, “He boasts of the cravings of his heart” (Psalm 10:3). How arrogant and heartless. How disregarding of decency and lack of all reverence for God. Something common today is the boasting of sinners, a condition I’ve not seen before in my lifetime, certainly not to such an extent. For example, if couples were living together outside of marriage it was spoken of in hushed tones. Today, it’s celebrated on Facebook. Drunkeness was a vice. Today they make financially successful feature films about a “Hangover.” But all such shamelessness will someday end with the ultimate shame of standing in judgment before a holy god.
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