That's the Life for Me


About This Song

Once again, The CREW agreed to write a theme song for a District Youth Gathering—this time it was for the Ohio District Senior High Gathering in 2008. They had chosen a pirate-type theme: “Yo ho a Christian’s Life for Me,” based on many stories in scripture where Christians, forgiven and free, are called to live differently than those who live without Jesus (and playing on the popularity of “Pirates of the Caribbean”).

A good reference for the basis of this song can be found in John, chapter 17, where Jesus prays to His Father for all believers. He prays: 13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of My joy within them. 14 I have given them Your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify Myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”

This wacky little pirate-style ditty complete with “a-r-r-r-r-r-s and “ayes” contrasts what the world offers versus what Jesus offers! Often we get confused, thinking that the Christian life is about living perfectly. The Christian life is really living life as God’s called, forgiven, and empowered children. Not perfect. But, forgiven.

Thank you Jesus for being the Way, the Truth, and the Life and for offering yourself to us freely so that we can truly live.