Today I played owl city’s Christian songs for my mum, and she likes his song “fireflies” a lot. We even watched flames pond together. At the end of the day there was a tv show and in this certain episode this girl wants to go to a concert and her mum said yes after a bit. I asked my mum, “Would you take me to an Owl City concert?” She said no because it’s bad and it’s against god because it’s not all Christian. I’m not lying or stretching the truth I promise. And she enjoyed flames pond. She can hate on Adam if she wants. She even knows he saved me from suicide. I guess she doesn’t care if I kill myself then. And this woman tells me she loves me every night.
I doubt that.
First off, let me make this very clear: You are loved. I’m certain that your mother loves you, even if you don’t see eye-to-eye, but even if you feel that she doesn’t truly love you, know that everyone in the HootOwl fandom loves you and your presence in the fandom. Even myself, a complete stranger, would not want you to kill yourself, not now, not EVER! And, above all else, know that Jesus loves you, and don’t let anyone, not even yourself, convince you otherwise!!
Now, onto this matter at hand: Owl City. I firmly believe that anything can be used for God’s work. For instance, Katy Perry’s song Firework became popular on the radio around the time I was going through a rough time, and Swedish House Mafia’s song Don’t You Worry Child also became popular on the radio around the time I needed it to get over a girl I used to like that broke my heart. In both cases, I firmly believe that God used secular artists (and who is more secular than Katy Perry?) to speak to me His truth. Just because it doesn’t scream Christian does not mean it can’t be used to fulfill God’s will. Romans 8:28 says that “All things work together for good to those who love God”. Notice it doesn’t say “All Christian things work together for good who love God”, or “All things that explicitly and solely glorify Jesus work together to those who love God.” The Bible makes it clear that ALL THINGS, explicitly Christian or not, will be used to work together for good to achieve God’s will. And I know this is no exception when it comes to Owl City.
Furthermore, if I were you, I would not even tell your mom that you got it from someone like me, but show this to her as if you came up with it yourself. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Tell her that even though Owl City isn’t explicitly Christian, nothing he says is explicitly false or contradicts what God declares to be true or right, and that there isn’t anything that would stop you from telling someone like your pastor about it. Also ask her what she sees or hears that makes her think that Owl City isn’t good or God-worthy. Calmly and politely discuss with her your point of views about Adam’s music, and why you don’t think Owl City is sinful, evil, or not God-pleasing. While you may still not change her mind, at least be willing to hear her side without being too confrontational or better-than-you sort-of thing.
Finally, this may be hard, but if you really want to go to an Owl City concert (which I assume you do), discuss with someone else who you and your mom knows personally and trusts, like a pastor, in private about this. They don’t have to know about Owl City or be a fan/HootOwl, but if they are, that’s better. Chances are they won’t, so play for this person a few songs, both Christian and non-Christian songs by Owl City, and explain to them how you feel, and why your mom is against taking you or you attending an Owl City concert. Ask this person to talk to your mother on your behalf. This, again, may or may not get your mom to change your mom’s mind, but it certainly won’t make matters worse!
In conclusion, please know that there are people who love you and do not want you to kill yourself, myself included. I wish you the best of luck with this! And don’t hesitate to use the ask box to communicate privately about this! You’re going to survive, for these are beautiful times, Child of God! God bless you!!
Next Friday the wolves are coming out to play. Who’s ready?
What could this mean? Second single? Music video?
When I see a plane in the sky, I always wave now, because you never know who’s on it. Plus it would make Adam feel better if he were on it, and you were waving. :)
"If I was flying on a plane above your town, and you were staring at the sky, somehow I feel intact and reassured, if you began to wave good-bye!"
~Adam R. Young in Owl City’s “Fuzzy Blue Lights”