01 February 2010

Something Beautiful

In your ocean, I'm ankle deep
I feel the waves crashin' on my feet
It's like I know where I need to be
But I can't figure out, yeah I can't figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There's only one way to figure out
Will you let me drown, will you let me drown?

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, 'cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I'm in reach
'Cause I am down on my knees.
I'm waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

And the water is rising quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can't be sure when it will subside
So I won't leave your side
, no I can't leave your side.

That's a band called Need to Breathe singing "Something Beautiful" - Man, the lyrics are great, they're what make the song, but the way he sings it, the lines roll into each other and it's just amazing. It's my next favorite song. The uncertainty, the line... "how much air will I need to breathe when your tide washes over me" is so me.

Can you just see your child, standing on top of something, and you have your arms raised to catch them, and they just want to hear again and again, 'are you really gonna catch me?' I'm so that way with God... "ok, just tell me how long I have to hold my breath, and sure, I'll go under, just as long as I know how long." Yeah, God doesn't work like that... he's more into trust and dependence- dependence on HIM.

We have to cling to him. I just watched Narnia again today and there was a scene where Peter had plunged his sword into an ice floe and he held onto it through a raging river. That's just what we have to do; hold onto our Savior as tight as we can while the water rages around us. Focus on him and we can get through.

Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

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Teresa (Tracy) Dear