I like the focus I feel of the first week of the year.
I like thinking strategically and intentionally and wondering, dreaming and hoping about what this year will hold.
Today I found that I began to wonder where my heart will ache this year? Where will I be disappointed? Where will I grieve? Will I be faced with saying good-bye to someone I love? Will I encounter illness in my own life or in those I love? Will I experience events or relationships in my life that are painful before I see them as valuable….
The unknowns of 2012 might be filled with wonder and joy and there may be seasons of despair or sorrow. And most days will likely fall somewhere in between. As I was thinking through this one of my favorite songs came on. It fit with my wondering and it is a song I will play often throughout 2012….(the first two verses speak to what I believe and the last four speak to the journey of living.)
This song is about life and all it holds….it speaks to the struggle and it speaks to the hope….I like that!
Come to Jesus by Chris Rice
Weak and wounded sinner Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus Come to Jesus Come to Jesus and live!
Now your burden’s lifted And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain,
so Sing to Jesus Sing to Jesus Sing to Jesus and live!
And like a newborn baby Don’t be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk Sometimes we fall…
so Fall on Jesus Fall on Jesus Fall on Jesus and live!
Sometimes the way is lonely And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain,
then Cry to Jesus Cry to Jesus Cry to Jesus and live!
O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night And when you can’t contain your joy inside,
then Dance for Jesus Dance for Jesus Dance for Jesus and live!
And with your final heartbeat Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory’s side,
and Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus and live!