Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lyrics and Thoughts

I wanted to take a brief moment to share some lyrics discovered, and some thoughts considered:

On Friday we had Dorm Chapel--specifically, Dixon Chapel. One of the songs, "Unashamed" was somewhat new to me (I feel like I may have heard it once before). The chorus and last verse were particularly striking:

And I know I'm weak,
I know I'm unworthy
To call upon Your name.
But because of grace,
Because of your mercy
I stand here unashamed.

I can't explain this kind of love.
I'm humbled and amazed,
That You'd come down
From heavens heights
And greet me face to face.

Here I am at Your feet,
In my brokenness complete.

Later in Chapel, my fabulous RD Beth Catron shared her testimony and challenged us to practically live out the glory of God, not simply thinking of it as some nebulous way to live for God, but thinking about God's glory as the sum total of His attributes. If we really believe He is beautiful and holy and pure and patient and merciful, we will live reflecting His character. That was strikingly practical, and a really good reminder for me. In a way, it's very basic, and in a way, I think I'll still need the reminder when I'm 85.

Similarly, Pastor Scotty preached a timeless message this morning about trusting God and seeing Christ as sufficient in every circumstance. It was based out of Mark 8:14-21, where the disciples had just witnessed the Lord provide for 4,000 people, but had forgotten to bring bread along on the boat with them. Pastor Scotty asked us all: "Are you quibbling about bread while you are in the boat with the Breadmaker?" What anxieties are cutting through your faith? Let Christ assure you, He will care for you. He always has.
Pastor left us with a quote by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I didn't get the specific quote, but I have the idea: There is only one place where all is right--at the feet of Jesus.


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