Friday, May 26, 2006

LIF- To be Held

This song has been on my mind for days...even before I heard the news from Jax. I realize that it isn't the easiest gospel to swallow but I remain convinced that God is Sovereign and completely in control and that nothing that comes into the lives of His children is accidental or with out meaning. He is the Great Redeemer and as such, redeems everthing that touches our lives if we can only accept His redemption. Not one tear or pain is wasted in His Kingdom. He alone knows what is right and good and just and kind and He is all those things, even in our darkest moments.
When our world falls down around us....He holds us....

Held
Natalie Grant

Two months is too little.
They let him go.
They had no sudden healing.
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling.

Who told us we’d be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We’re asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It’s unfair.

Chorus:
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hand opens slowly to lilies of the valley and tomorrow.

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

If hope is born of suffering.
If this is only the beginning.
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

(Chorus)
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.

5 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

wow

Bek said...

this song is on our christian radio staion all the time and it always gets me emotional.....

Tracy said...

What an incredible expression from your caring heart!

jayjay said...

WHAT??? I just read this blog and then the previous one, and showed my flatmate Steve, a brother in our church here, and we are both baffled and saddened by the news. Do you really mean that Jax is no more?
What happened? I'm boggled and can't believe it.
Love you lots,
Jen

Bill said...

I'll echo barbara... Wow!