The Long And Winding Road, by The Beatles

The Long And Winding Road, by The Beatles

When you think of the Beatles, apart from ‘Let It Be’, you don’t really think to make a comparison with their music to Christianity. Maybe every other ‘religion’, but certainly not Christianity! I love the musicianship of ‘Let It Be’, and will always sing along – but I always thought the lyrics to be quite disingenuous.

However, ‘The Long And Winding Road’ is a beautiful, touching, and tearful ballad – not only musically, but lyrically as well.

It reminds me of a Psalm of David.

David, who even the Lord called ‘someone after My own heart’ (Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22), had his trials in life. He knew that his eternity was secure in His hands, but his Psalms are full of lamentations of his walk – his own ‘long and winding road’, fraught with difficulty and dangers.

He constantly yearned for rescue from his tormentors, and justice against them, yet knew there was safety in the strong arms of his Redeemer.

Such is the walk of the Christian.

Just when we think we have nailed this earthly long and winding Christian road, we realise there is a way to go before we reach the door to perfection. We still have earthly bodies, with earthly temptations, and real enemies awaiting to destroy us at every turn. We cry to God in repentance for a release from this pain, and these tears. In His time, He delivers us. He washes us clean in the precious blood of His Son, and sets us back on the road, refreshed and ready to continue our journey.

One day this will all be behind us when He finally leads us to His door – the door to eternity in heaven with Him.

But until then, we have a long, long way to go.

Enjoy!

Lyrics (courtesy lyricsfreak.com):

The long and winding road

That leads to your door

Will never disappear

I’ve seen that road before

It always leads me here

Lead me to your door

 

The wild and windy night

That the rain washed away

Has left a pool of tears

Crying for the day

Why leave me standing here?

Let me know the way

 

Many times I’ve been alone

And many times I’ve cried

Anyway you’ll never know

The many ways I’ve tried

 

And still they lead me back

To the long winding road

You left me standing here

A long, long time ago

Don’t leave me waiting here

Lead me to your door

 

But still they lead me back

To the long winding road

You left me standing here

A long, long time ago

Don’t keep me waiting here

Lead me to your door

 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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