Saturday, May 4, 2013

Come to Jesus

I have been experiencing life in its abundance; so much so that I have had to absorb it before attempting to share any of it here.

There has been quite a bit of sorrow in the mix and yet with it joy and peace.  Joy and peace in greater measure, of which I am deeply grateful.

However, I had to hit a  low first.

A deep, dark low where I lay stunned.

Stunned by the darkness and opposition that seemed to press in from all sides. 
Everywhere I looked I found evidence of it and it weighed heavily upon my heart.

And then I heard the loving voice of my Jesus say “Come.”

With that Word I realized that He was, indeed, present all the time!

I reached for Him and He lifted me up from that deep, dark place and set me on solid ground.

Today one of my favorite songs came on Pandora.  It is entitled “Come to Jesus” and sung by Chris Rice.

As I listened it occurred to me that it really says it all.  Here is what it means to me.

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!
I spend a good amount of time with those who struggle with addiction.  Actually, everybody struggles with one thing or another.  I would cry to each one to raise their head, realize He is there and come to Jesus!

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!
In coming to Jesus our pain and struggle is replaced with a song which we can then sing to Him!
And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!
Having come to Jesus does not mean that we have reached perfection, but He is there to catch us and hold us and keep us, leading us to victory!
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!
The darkness will press in at times and sorrows will overwhelm, but we need but cry to Him and will discover that He is there full of life, which is ours to share!
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!
With the rediscovery of His Presence and His Love which stirs the song in our heart there is nothing else to do but dance!
 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!

With our last breath we will take flight and find ourselves face-to-face with our Savior!

I have made a note for my family that this song is to be sung at the service that will be held to celebrate my life flying to Jesus.  Whenever that day may come. 
All of my beloved will gather, some who have not come to Jesus as of yet, some who need to rediscover Him and yet some who are dancing for Him.  May each and every heart be stirred to realize more fully the Presence and come to Jesus!

"You will make known to me the path of life; in Your Presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever."  Psalm 16:11

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