To Live For – Devotional

On a day not too long ago, to a standing-room-only audience at the newly rechristened Lena Horne theater, a surprise eulogist said: “So many of us think about who or what we would be willing to die for. And I guess that’s a good question—we should know that. But I want to ask, instead: well, who would you live for?”

[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away. – Revelation 21:4 (NRSV)

And he went on to explain that on his foundational album—Songs in the Key of Life, on which Ms. Marva Hicks, the woman we were celebrating, sang—to live in the key of life is to live in alignment with God.

When doing for you is the same as doing for God: that’s life.

So live your life with that crown upon your head, “until the day that is the day that 8 x 8 x 8 is 4. Always.” (Stevie Wonder, “As”)

God will be loving you. Always.

Our assignment? To live our lives in the key of love.


Tune my heart to sing your song. Let me live in your key, God. Amen.