Friday, April 19, 2013

We Will........



Sitting, thinking of how nothing else matters more than this: One day we will see Him, who purchased all of us for love's sake.  And nothing else is greater than learning what love is all about.....being loved by Him,  loving Him back.....and loving each other deeply and from the heart.  

The idea that Mr. Duke..... "stepped through the door" (as he sang it), just a few days after this was recorded in Dec. 07 makes me smile for him.  

(lyrics)
It's almost as if someone is standing there
And I don't know what I'd give to see the face that seems to stare
All my life I'd give to know His ways
But, just how much I know, I'm no fool I dare not say

As I go in the way of the earth
As I step through the door
There where time is no more
I shall see God

Older, much older now, I still believe
That when all else is gone the Rock of Ages cleft for me
Holding something I can't feel or see
I'll tarry 'til the day I hear the music of the free

As I go in the way of the earth
As I step through the door
There where time is no more
I shall see Perfect peace, perfect love

Finally I'll face the beginning
As I go As I go in the way of the earth
As I step through the door
There where time is no more
I shall see God

I shall see Him
I shall see Him

 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Nothing is Wasted


Could you use a reminder (like I have needed lately) that God is near and is always bringing us closer to Him with LOVE?  I love these lyrics that pointedly remind, or declare, that whatever you have been through, whatever trial has befell you, no matter how tangled you have become in sin, sorrow, sadness, pain, or confusion.............all is not lost!  All is not lost, friends, and in our Father's great Kingdom, not only is it not lost, but it is also not wastedOur Father will make the most of every situation and circumstance and do what He always does for us........he makes every. single. thing work out for the good of those who truly love Him.  Every thing.   (Check it out:  Romans 8:28). 

This is why Jason Gray can write:

The hurt that broke your heart
And left you trembling in the dark
Feeling lost and alone
Will tell you hope's a lie
But what if every tear you cry
Will seed the ground where joy will grow



This is the "land" we can live in.......the land of HOPE.  This is the air we can breath, this air that always tastes of spring and new beginnings and with the song we can sing:

 It's from the deepest wounds
That beauty finds a place to bloom
And you will see before the end
That every broken piece is
Gathered in the heart of Jesus
And what's lost will be found again


And Jesus is why, I believe, as the song repeats w/ profound beauty that:

Nothing is wasted
Nothing is wasted
In the hands of our Redeemer
Nothing is wasted



So breath deeply the spring air and imagine with each sweet breath that you are filling your lungs with the stuff of God....and though the ground is dark, cold, and wet right now, beauty will bloom there again very soon.