Friday, May 04, 2012

Countless second chances...

For some reason, I found this song running through my spirit this afternoon, right when I was in a really lousy mood. I didn't know exactly what put me in a lousy mood, but I knew it wasn't right, wasn't fair to my kids, and definitely wasn't doing me any good either.

I'm afraid I didn't have the heart to really do any sort of admirable praying (I trust you know what I mean), but I did cry out within my spirit, "Lord, help!!! I don't want to be this way and I feel far too weak to fight it right now!" It wasn't long after that I realized this song was relentlessly running through me.

So I went and looked it up.

It is positively amazing how God knows exactly what words we need to hear...how He lifts us up from the mire.

Some of my favorite lines from this song....

"My future hangs on this; You make preciousness from dust, please don't stop creating me." Isn't that an amazing reminder? That our Creator isn't done with us yet?

"When sin and ugliness collide with redemption's kiss, beauty awakens by romance." What a poetic way to sum up God's redemptive love for us!

"Mercy as infinite as You."  Just in case you weren't here or don't remember what was (and still is) overwhelming me about God's power and infinite-ness back in January, '09, here's the link: Power births peace. When I think of that, then this line takes on whole new meaning.

"You craft life from our mistakes." Only God can do that. Only Him. And this is one of the greatest miracles He works in us. (Remember Earthworm Miracles? I haven't forgotten!)

And then there's, "Countless second chances..."  (Lam. 3:2)



Here's the song in case you need it as much as I did today:



Second Chance

by: Rend Collective Experiment
 
My future hangs on this
You make preciousness from dust
Please don't stop creating me
Your blood offers the chance
To rewind to innocence
Reborn, perfect as a child

Oh Your cross, it changes everything
There my world begins again with You
Oh Your cross, it's where my hope restarts
A second chance is Heaven's heart

When sin and ugliness
Collide with redemption's kiss
Beauty awakens by romance
Always inside this mess
I have found forgiveness
Mercy as infinite as You

Oh Your cross, it changes everything
There my world begins again with You
Oh Your cross, it's where my hope restarts
A second chance is Heaven's heart

Countless second chances
We've been given at the cross
Countless second chances
We've been given at the cross

Fragments of brokenness
Salvaged by the art of grace
You craft life from our mistakes
Black skies of my regrets
Outshone by this kindness
New life dawns over my soul

Oh Your cross, it changes everything
There my world begins again with You
Oh Your cross, it's where my hope restarts
A second chance is Heaven's heart

Countless second chances
We've been given at the cross
Countless second chances
We've been given at the cross...

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