Friday, July 10, 2009

Missing Person

Hey everyone,

It's Friday! YAY! I have been thinking about maybe having a Star Wars Movie Marathon this weekend. Yep, all 6 movies. I am sure I won't be able to pull it off, but hey I will try!

Recently, I have networked with a friend online I had met on a Missions Trip to Ocean City. Her name is Karmen and she lives down in AL. I remember that trip a lot. There were 2 teams, one from Faith Community (My old church) and one from a church in AL. When we first all arrived, we kind of stayed away from one another. But then a bunch of us started hanging out with the other church. They were really cool people. I remember our last day there, we had about 25 people from each group participate in a prayer together. That was really cool.

The point of this post you ask? Well, when I was reminiscing about this and other Mission Trips, I got to thinking about what kind of a person I was then. I was really on fire for God. I was willing to tell anyone and everyone about Him and what He had done in my life. Then I thought about who I am now. I am really a different person.

I can't figure out when exactly the change happened. I think a lot of it was due to the fact that I stopped going to Faith. I went to that church for almost 13 years. I grew up there. I know a lot of people there. I was attending that church when I became a Christian. I really miss the fellowship that I had with people there. The church that I am going to now is so huge. Johanna and I do not know anyone. But I am hoping to change that, for me at least.

There is a neat ministry coming up for the men at Mountain. I am really looking forward to it. It is a Men's Fraternity. This is going to be a weekly class where men get together as brothers in Christ and just have the opportunity to share with one another about any struggles we are having.

So, that brings me to the song. There are so many songs with lyrics that touch on what I am going through right now. Frpm "Just Reach Out" by Petra to "What If I Stumble" by DC TALK. I was going to use the DC TALK song, but then I decided to branch out a little. I have been listening to Phillips, Craig and Dean a little bit. They have this one song called "When God Ran". It is based on the story of the Prodigal Son which can be found in the Book of Luke. I really like the lyrics:

Almighty God, the great I am
Immovable rock, omnipotent, powerful, awesome Lord
Victorious warrior, commanding King of Kings Mighty conqueror,
and the only time
the only time I ever saw Him run

CHORUS:
Was when He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said,“Son do you know I still love you?”
He caught me by surprise
when God ran

The day I left home I knew I’d broken His heart
And I wondered then if things could ever be the same
Then one night I remembered His love for me
And down that dusty road ahead I could see
It was the only time – it was the only time I ever saw Him run

And then He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said,“Son do you know I still love you?”
He caught me by surprise as He brought me to my knees
When God ran I saw Him run to me

BRIDGE:
I was so ashamed, all alone and so far away
But now I know He’s been waiting for this day

I saw Him run to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice I felt His love for me again

He ran to me, He took me in His arms
Held my head to His chest, said “My son’s come home again”
Lifted my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice He said, “Son”,
He called me Son He said, “Son do you know I still love you?”
He ran to me and then I ran to Him
When God ran

So I just need to keep thinking about that. No matter how far I run from God, I can ALWAYS run back to God and be welcome with open arms. It is really comforting to know.

1 comment:

  1. The AL group was cool, except they ate grits. Bunch of weirdos!!

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