Saturday, September 6, 2008

R U Really Living?

There's more to this life than living and dying, and with Wally's home going I am once again reminded of that fact. These is a Steven Curtis Chapman song about this, but As you know I'm wearing out the Nicole Nordeman artistry right now.


Did you come that we might just survive?
Did you come so we could just get by?
Did you walk among us
So we might merely limp along beside?

I was bound, I have been set free
But I have settled for apathy
Did you come to make me new
And know I'd crawl right back into the skin you found me in?

It's where I am, not where I've been

You make me want to live
You make me want to live
You came to shake us
And to wake us up to something more
Than we'd always settled for
And you make me want to live

We've all been up on the mountain top
A golden glow that's bound to soon wear off
Then it's back to the mundane telling tales of glory days
When we were hopeful that this change was here to stay

So why would a young man
Live in a waste land
When the castle of his dreams is standing by?
Why would a princess
Put on an old dress
To dance with her beloved and a chance to catch his eye?

OH for the constant vision of what is really important, w/o loosing the joy of living in the here and now. I fall into the trap so quickly of "trappings".

God is Good to remind us and bless us when we stay focused.

1 comment:

Joan Dabrowski said...

I just re-read your entire blog. My faith just felt so small this morning but now after reviewing all He has done for Grant and also how He helped you respond to give Him the glory and keep trusting, even rejoicing through it all...well, I feel greatly encouraged. Thanks Chuck.