Big Mistake

I’ve had a couple of evolution conversations lately.  One discussion took place just last week after my dental hygenist suggested that wisdom teeth are evolving out of their usefulness.  Afterward, I sat there in the dentist chair thinking that it was too bad I wasn’t born 1000 years later…maybe I wouldn’t have had to have my wisdom teeth painfully extracted! 

Anyway, these discussions have made me think about a song written by one of our all time favorite musicians, DAVID WILCOX.  This wonderful song ponders the improbability of evolution’s "big mistake" resulting in man’s ability to experience and enjoy love.  Each time I hear it, I smile as it brings to mind all of the wonders of God’s creation…especially the love that he’s placed within me!  Only God could have done that! 

Listen to the song HERE.

Big Mistake

They taught us kids in school between the recess breaks
That the universe just sorta fell together like a Big Mistake
It started with a bang that sent the pieces flying
Then it cooled and twirled into dinosaurs and dandelioins

It was a Big Mistake to have eyes that see
To have love like this inside of me
To have lips that smile as I swim your kiss
To have minds that will forever every part of this
All the moonlight shrouded in the clouds above and
the autumn leaves and the falling love
The still reflection in the moonlit lake
All, they said, it was a big mistake, it was a big mistake

Now back to science class through the looking glass
We were magnifying little ancestors of our ancient past
Watch ’em break a couple chromosomes, wait a zillion years or so
And get an ostrich, a jellyfish, a kangaroo, and a Romeo

The choreography of a coincidence
At the turning point there was eternity behind a moment’s glance
It was for you and me the timing made us laugh
The fact that anyone could find their only one along this darkened path


©1999 Midnight Ocean Bonfire Music(ASCAP)/Cindy Lou My Dear (ASCAP) written with Jeff Penning/Almo Music Corp./Twin Creeks Music, Inc./Jeff Pennig (ASCAP) and Craig Bickhardt/Jaislinn Songs/Sis ‘N Bro Music Company/Moraine Park Music Group (ASCAP)


2 responses

  1. We like David Wilcox too. 'Someone Wrote the Play' is one of my favorites. (not even sure if that is the proper title)

    Enjoyed reading your blog today.

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