Closing Time

“Closing Time”
by: Semisonic

Open all doors and let you out into the world
Closing Time
Turn all of the lights on over on every boy and every girl
Closing Time
One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey and beer
Closing Time
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here

I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
I know who I want to take me home
Take me home

Closing Time
Time for you to go to the places you will be from
Closing Time
This room won’t be open till your brother or sister come
So gather up your jackets, movie to the exits
I hope you have a found a friend
Closing Time
Every new beginning come from some other beginning end

In our culture most are aware and similar with the idea of closing time. The idea of closing time implies a point of conclusion or the idea that time is up on something and that there is a expiration to time that it will expire. Anyone who has been and gone to places understands that there is time when places open and then there is a time when they must close. For instance when shopping we can only go to store once they open we must finish our shopping by the time the store or mall must close for the day. This is equally true with movie theaters and resturants. Likewise one can only go to the bank, see their doctor or dentist, or get their hair done and get or drop of their mail during the hours of the day in which all these places are open. I would wager that this idea of closing time is most thought of in the context of a bar when the bar close and it’s last call for alcohol. In 1998 there was a great song by Semisonic that describes and articulates the idea of closing time very well. How this relates to one’s chance of salvation and spirituality is a sources of much curiosity.

The idea of closing times implies and communicates the assumption that one is invited to take part in something or go somewhere for a time or within the time window of which the event or occasion is taking place. The parallel to one’s salvation is that this invitation to have faith or belief in Jesus, while is always open and extends to all, it has a time frame for which is open. With the conclusion of such a time widow the offer will expire and it will be closing time on the one’s chance of accepting God’s invitation and gift of salvation. Unlike a place of business one may go to and closing time is a matter of that business operating hours. In the case of closing time on the chance of accepting the offer and gift of salvation the end of operating hours in this instance comes in one of two ways. We all experience our own personal closing time when the operation hours of our own
Individual life comes to an and closes. The second closing time and the end of operating hours for all of us is with the end of the world with the retiring of Christ.
In each case we as individuals must choice for ourselves as so much the world chose what we will do and as whole do with the extended invitation and gift of salvation before the close of our and the world’s business at the designated and appointed times of closing.

Consider much the lyrics in “Closing Time” by Semisonic and let’s see how much this exactly parallels to our own and the world’s closing time. We will each as individuals have our own lights go on our own lives and time on earth. We each of us are given opportunities for accepting the invitation and gift of salvation with each chance it would be ones last call to salvation. Why put off the chance to accept such a girt and risk that it may be your own last call and your own closing time for your life. At the end the days of our lives and of this world we and the world won’t be able to stay here but it’s up to us and the world as to where we go once it’s our own and the world’s closing time by the choice we make to accept or not accept the invitation of salvation that has been extended to us and the world by God. The question remains when the room that opens beyond the here and now of earth and this life and all that accepted the invite that are going to accept God’s gift of salvation do you for yourself know who you want to take you to where your ultimate home will be once you are at your own closing time. In sense the world has to answer the same question and for the collective who have said yes to God’s invite of salvation know the ansewr to these questions. It is in and through accepting this invite for the gift of salvation you have found a friend that will call you home at the closing time of your life here on this earth.

About Heartfelt Meditations

I am a published author and was published in 2011. My passions in writing involves my journey through motherhood, my faith and my love for America and our history. I live in Louisiana bur am from Texas.
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