Thursday, July 12, 2007

How much can you take?

I have this friend. She is old, bless her heart. She could be my grandma....but she isnt. She...is my friend.
It hasnt been a good year for her. In the past year she has lost a sister, a brother from suicide, a great grandson, who's death is still unexplained. She has had open heart surgery.
Yesterday her sister died.
How much more can she take?

I sat in my dining room a few minutes ago, in a chair, facing my stereo. I listen to this one song over and over again....when I dont understand.


I wonder how it must have felt
When David stood to face Goliath on a hill
I imagine that he shook with all his might
Until You took his hand and held on tight

'Cause You were there You were there
In the midst of danger's snare
You were there You were there always
You were there when the hardest fight
Seemed so out of reach
Oh You were there You were always there
You were always there

So there he stood upon that hill
Abraham with knife in hand was poised to kill
But God in all His sov'reignty had bigger plans
And just in time You brought a lamb

'Cause You were there You were there
In the midst of the unclear
You were there You were there always
You were there when obedience
Seemed to not make sense
Oh You were there You were always there
You were always there

Oh so haven't I learned that my ways
Aren't as high as Yours are
And You alone keep the universe
From crumbling into dust
You are God and though we would
Not have understood You
There You were
Hanging blameless on a cross
You would rather die than leave us in the dark
Ev'ry moment ev'ry planned coincidence
Just all makes senseWith Your last breath

'Cause You were there You were there
During hist'ry's darkest hour
You were there You were there always
You were the victor and the King
You were the pow'r in David's swing
You are the calm in Abraham
You are the God who understands
You are the strength when we have none
You are the Living Holy One
You were there You are and You will always be
The Risen Lamb of God

But God in all His sov'reignty had bigger plans........that's the line that always gets me. When things dont seem to make sense.....

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