Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, April 10, 2009

As Far As the East is From the West

Casting Crowns, one of my favorite groups does a song that really slays me everytime I hear it. The song is called East to West. The words could have been written about me....my life....my feelings.....I don't know the writer of this song....but I know that God allowed this song to be to show me a lesson....and here at Easter time is a good time to reflect on the words of this very powerful song. Never heard it....go to itunes and find it. It is a song that will bring you to your knees.....at least that is where I seem to be everytime I hear this wonderful song. the lyrics are:

"Here I am Lord and I'm drowning
In your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where you found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight

I know you've cast my sins as far
As the East is from the West
And I stand before you now
As though I've never sinned but today
I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me
Just how far the East is from the West
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other

I start the day the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me
Just how far the East is from the West
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scar[r]ed hand to the other

I know you've washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel
But by the truth your word reveals
I'm not holding on to you
But your holding on to me
Your holding on to me

Jesus, you know just how far
The East is from the West
I don't have to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
(The arms of your mercy I find rest)
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scarred hand to the other(x2)

(Just how far, the East is from the West) (x3)

From one scarred hand to the other

How could anyone listen to this song and have doubts....that no matter where you have come from...he died for us all. THAT is what Easter is all about....reminding us....that Christ died for us....a blameless man....died for me....a sinful creature. What love. He could have just let me go and ended it then. God Bless You All for Easter.

1 comment:

lagirl said...

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. I heard Casting Crowns in concert once and they were wonderful!