• Karina Ayling-Lim

What Sort of Music Are You Listening to?

Did you watch The Muppets as a kid?

Do you remember the song, ‘Rainbow Connection’?

Did you ever know what the lyrics were or what they mean?

I heard the song the other day and looked up what the lyrics were and I wasn’t expecting The Muppets to be singing song lyrics like this.

Here are a few lines from the song:

‘Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers and me. Who said that wishes would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star?’

Stop right there… Who is the morning star?

Let’s have a look at what the Bible tells us about the morning star:

Isaiah 14:12, How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! Yep, that’s right, it’s Lucifer.

Let’s see the next part of this song:

‘Someone thought of that and someone believed it. Look what it’s done so far. What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing and what do we think we might see? Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers and me. All of us under its spell. We know that it’s probably magic. Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices? I’ve heard them calling my name. Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors. The voice might be one and the same. I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it. It’s something that I’m supposed to be.’

Do those lyrics sound okay for Christians to be listening to?

Magic… Hearing voices… Under a spell… Of course it’s not. This is a satanic song and so many other songs out there are just like this. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:22,

Abstain from every form of evil.

The Bible also tells us in Romans 12:2, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

You can easily listen and sing a song and you have no idea what the lyrics actually mean. That’s why it is important for us to make sure we are only singing and listening to songs that please Jesus.

-- By Karina Ayling-Lim (Written at age 16)