Friday, May 22, 2009

2 Days!

Well, it's Friday, and I'm leaving Sunday. There is so much I still have to do between now and then. For example, just yesterday I received an email from my professor that I need to read 3 very long articles (2 of which are in Spanish) and then write 2 papers on them to turn in upon my arrival. It's CRAZY! Hence, I am now in the library. : )

I'm bringing a notebook with me to South America, and am currently filling it with lists of things to remember while I'm away. Things like addresses and phone numbers, things I need to buy, and prayer requests. The prayer requests list is very long. Recently, I've been feeling like there are just SO many things for which I need to be in prayer. I have so many loved ones scattered all over the globe this summer, and countless other things I need to lay at my Lord's feet. I realize how I am absolutely nothing and capable of nothing without Christ. I stand alone in Him, the solid rock. The concepts of my helplessness and his perfect help are so comforting to me.

This song has been on repeat in my head ever since I heard it for the first time on Wednesday:

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

(Chorus 2x)

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go

(Chorus 2x)

It's as if Christ is speaking right to me. For what am I searching, why am I scared - He is here, and He is everything and He is holding me. I am resting in His arms today. This is my "love story". : )

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