The End of an Era

It’s sad when you have to say goodbye to someone. When you won’t see them for a long time, maybe not ever again. It’s sad to wave goodbye to those you may have only talked to for a little while, maybe even just the odd “Hey” or “Bye”.

For Christians, there will never be a final goodbye. Yes, they’re not here now, we can’t speak to them like we used to, we can’t hold them in our arms like we used to, we can’t laugh or cry with them like we used. It will never be, “Like it used to be”.

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (for we walk by faith, not by sight:) we are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:1-8)

If you’re going through a hard time. God is there, God knows your pain. He too lost a Son in the worst of circumstances.

I wrote a song yesterday called “Sweet Surrender”. I feel as if the Lord is preparing me for something but I don’t know what it is and I’m fearfull – yet at the same time, joyfull, because I know that whatever the future may hold, it’s safe in His almighty hands.

Sweet Surrender
I’ve been waiting for this winding road to end
I’ve been waiting for this load to be lifted from my head.
I don’t know, where I’m going. Don’t know where to begin.
All I know is that Your Word says I should start believing.

I’ve been praying for this cloud to be lifted.
I’ve been praying for the sun to shine again in my life.
I’ve been scared, I’ve been scared of what the future may hold.
But I know my life is safe, is safe in Your hands.

My sweet surrender
Is coming from my heart.
My sweet surrender
Is flowing from my heart
Is flowing from my heart.

There are times when I feel alone.
There are places where I will not go.
But I know you are with me, wherever I am.
Where there’s one set of footprints, you’ve carred me through.

Dan

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