Music Monday Extra – I’ll Wait for You

This weekend I was listening to my iPod on a general shuffle of all the songs, instead of just my Christian playlist. The song “I’ll Wait for You” by Bruce Springsteen came on. I love this song. It is such a wonderful picture of what the attitude of married couples should be.

The current divorce rate in the United States is 50% for first marriages, and even higher for second and third marriages. It seems people don’t really take “til death do us part” very seriously. If the relationship isn’t quite what they expected or their spouse isn’t in the same place as they are, the quick and easy answer is to get a divorce. It used to be that divorce was reserved for extreme circumstances, but any more it’s no big deal.

I’m not suggesting that divorce is never appropriate. There are certainly circumstances where a spouse should not be expected to continue in a relationship with an abusive, habitually cheating, or emotionally controlling spouse.

But for the bulk of marriages, taking on the attitude of this song, saying “I’ll wait for you. If I should fall behind, wait for me,” would lead to a lot more understanding and fewer divorces. I found this great video of Bruce and all the band members taking turns singing the parts of this song, plus an awesome saxophone solo by Clarence Clemons. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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6 Responses

  1. I commented in your post Listening to God that, “I am in the right place”.
    And I’ll say it again in here, “I am in the right place! At the right time”.
    God is amazing!

    • Rea, I hesitated to post this song because usually I post a song by a Christian artist or band. But this is such a great song and consistent with Biblical principles. I’m so glad it was a blessing to you. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  2. Had to pass on the music because ALL music is upsetting to my husband (who has Alzheimer’s : (

    But off the topic, just had to tell you that your son’s generosity (Deb’s blog) made me stop, think, and cry. What a kid.

    • Linda, I am sorry to hear that you had to skip the music because of your husband. I don’t know what I would do without music! The lyrics to this song are so wonderful, though, even without the music. This is my favorite verse:

      Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
      But you and I know what this world can do
      So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see
      And I’ll wait for you
      If I should fall behind
      Wait for me

      As for my son, generosity in general is one of the gifts God has blessed him with. He used to take Pringles to school, and the teacher told me once that he was lucky if he got one out of the package because he would share them all. Peace, Linda

  3. This was beautiful . . .brought tears to my eyes. Whenever I hear of someone we know going through a divorce, my heart breaks for them. God bless you and your music ministry to us!

    • Deb, This song always brings tears to my eyes, but this version is particularly moving and I was so glad I found it. I know my hubby and I haven’t always been in exactly the same place over the past 25 years, but we always wait for each other. Peace, Linda

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