Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Balm For My Spirit: Third Day

Months ago I bought Third Day's newest album, Revelation. It arrived and promptly got lost. I have NO idea where it went. I even went to the library and made them look through their basket of accidental returns (it would not have been the first time, trust me!). Anyway, the car I am currently borrowing has a CD player in it, and, needing something to listen to, I opened the media closet. Lo and behold...there is my Revelation CD. Honest, I had searched that closet many times before without finding it. I think it was being kept for this past week.

So, Thursday morning, after the accident and several hours before the 'goodbye Raoul' thing, I popped that baby into the CD player and began to soak up the kind of lyrics that are truly comforting. I will include a few meaningful examples below, but encourage you to listen to the album for yourself (especially the title track, which I am not including below)

Oh, I don't want to let go of all the things that I know
are keeping me away from my life
Oh, I don't want to slow down, no I don't want to look around
But I can't seem to work it out
So help me God

It's been so long since you felt like you were loved
So what went wrong
But do you know there's a place where you belong, here in my arms?

Ever since the world around you shattered, you've been looking everywhere for something more
Sometimes you feel like your life doesn't matter, But it does, I tell you it does.

All the promises I've broken,
all the times I've let you down
You've forgot them but still I hold on
to the pain that makes me drown.
Now I'm ready to let it go, to give it away.
Take it all 'cause I can't take it any longer,
All I have I can't make it on my own.
Take the first, take the last, take the good and take the rest.
Here I am, all I have, take it all.
All the roads that lie before me, all the struggles I go through
Every second I'm reminded that it all belongs to you.
Now I'm ready to let it go, to give it away
Ever since I died to myself, you gave a better life to me
I give you my finest moment, I give you the last breath I breathe.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

Life can be so hard sometimes, but it is in the presence of the Lord that we find our hope and our strength. May the Lord bless you with hope, peace and strength as you rest in Him and find yourself in Him.