Sunday Blessings

11 November 2012

For all the strides we’ve made
For all of our blessings
We’ve fallen far away from truth
Turning our face away from this hurting race
We turned our face away from You

For every broken heart for every widow
For those without shelter from the rain
We lift our eyes to You looking for answers
When we have been called to ease the pain

We want to be Your hands your feet
Without words we'll let our actions speak

Here we are
Words can only go so far
Draw us closer to Your heart
Bring us back to You
Bring us back to You . . .

— "Hands and Feet" by The Brilliance

I tend to share only classic hymns in my Sunday Blessings posts because for the most part, I believe they have much more enriching and poetic lyrics. I enjoy Christian contemporary music quite a lot, but I still think that the older hymns are the most beautiful for worship. However, after dancing to this song quite a bit at my studio and letting the lyrics wash over me, I decided that I wanted to share them today. I love the raw, broken simplicity, the humility, and the courage to ask for help that pervades these lyrics. Jesus said, "Whatever you do for the least of these, you do also for Me." Words are one thing; actions are quite another. If we are professing believers in Christ, our lives should mirror our words. And in order for that to happen, we need Jesus to draw us back to Him so that we may be reminded of the true focus of our lives.

Have a blessed Lord's Day.
"For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." — James 1:23-25

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