Daily Worship

Was that my life

Albert Bogle November 23, 2016 0 0

Hebrews 12:1-2

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Jo Dee Messina's song, " Was that my life?" Is a powerful reminder to all of us  that our lives are short. Too short to fuss and fret about things that in the end don't matter.Too precious not to tell friends and family they are adored. Too full of wonder not to be drawn into the presence of God. Too full of injustice not to want to seek a better life for all who are ignored.

It was Martha who first introduced me to this song. At time of change for us both, we were experiencing the empty nest syndrome and facing our own challenges. Getting older is a salutary experience you realise there is so much that needs to be done and so little time to complete the task. 

I think it has become our song because we never want to be people who give up on all the joys and challenges of life or take friends and family knowingly for granted. Together we often listen to the song in the car reminding ourselves that there is still so much to do and see and experience in the world. And sometimes patiently reminding ourselves it's all right to be impatient on occasions - because time waits for no one.

This song never ceases to touch something deep within me. I seldom play it just the once.  I think there is a silent cry that wells up from my heart every time it is playing. I'm identifying with the idea that I don't want to settle for less than what God has planned for my life. 






Help me live

To make you smile

To do my best

To run my race 

with grace and courage.

When discouragement comes

Circle me around with your angels

When I fall 

Lift me up on eagles wings

Chase the cynic from my heart 

Turn my eyes heavenward

To believe the impossible

Help me keep the child in me alive

Always full of expectation

Awaiting the next surprise

Give me strength and courage 

To complete the task to hand

Thank you for the gift of life

For the joys of companionship

For the strong bonds of friendship 

For songs of faith and laughter

For the enduring knowledge that justice will be done

And your Kingdom will come



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