Song that is ministering to me right now: “So far to find you” by Casting Crowns


English: Casting Crowns performing in 2011 on ...

English: Casting Crowns performing in 2011 on the ‘Come to the Well’ Tour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God is a passionate God.  He showed this while He was in the flesh. He showed it through his death, he shows it through creation, and he shows it via His spirit.  It is His passionate love for us that compels Him to pursue us when we stray. It was His passionate love that compelled Him to be humiliated and executed on a cross.  This song ministers to me because indeed to reach me, God had to go far.  Even when I purposely ran away from him by turning away from anything that would remotely remind me of Him, He patiently prompted me, letting me know He was there, and letting me know He still cared.  And even now, when my stubborn pride leads me to choose my own way as opposed to God’s,  effectively choosing a path in His opposite direction.  He leaves the 99 to find the one, me.  And then, He rejoices! You would think He would whip out His godly belt and swap me a few good licks all the while saying “never (swap) do that (swap) again (swap swap swap).  But instead, He embraces me in His arms, and lets my tears run down.  In Him I find I can be

Crying..

weak, and not fear his disproval.  And He reminds me daily that it was Him that pursued me, and it is Him that is with me, and it is Him who will never leave me.  Lol, I guess you can say, I can run, but I can’t hide.  And why would I want to? That’s like Hiding from a king of a powerful kingdom who is enamored with you and delights in letting you know that.  Uh, no or something?! Wohoo! Hello king, I am right here! Right here! I’m not good at hide and seek anyways, here, take me, and become my father! And guess what, with an invitation like that, there is no distance this king won’t travel to reach you because he’s already done it.

Lyrics:

You were broken, abandoned
And crying all alone
We were waiting and praying
And longing to bring you home
And then we saw your face
In a moment you were wrapped up in our hearts
We took a step of faith
And now here we are

Will you let me hold you in my arms tonight
I have come so far to find you
So far to find you
Will you take my love and give up the fight
I have come so far to find you
So far to find you

From a world away, I journeyed
Just to hold your hand
You will never be alone again
I’ve come so far to find you
So far to find you

You were fighting and fearful
You were hiding your heart away
But I was trying so hard to show you
‘Cause there were no words that I could say
If you could see my heart
You would know that all I want to do
Is care for you

Here in your eyes I see
Reflections of myself
How I’m the child that’s really running
But I can hear a voice that’s whispering my name
Saying come to me, don’t run from me
I’m all you need and I am calling

From Heaven‘s throne
Down to a rugged cross I came
It was My love for you that brought Me all the way
So far to find you
So far to find you

You were broken, abandoned
And crying all alone

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8QVNXRhDI

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