Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Transitions = Dying to self

Having a baby is quite a transition. I have learned and am learning that the only way to "survive" and to embrace the changes is to allow myself to be broken down, to die to myself- what is comfortable and easy- and to plunge head first into redefining life as I know. It is not easy. In fact, is so hard that I have to CHOOSE this (dying to myself) daily, otherwise I can't receive the grace and the joy in store. All this, of course, is how we get closer and closer to Heaven. With that in mind, I wanted to share a song that has touched me to my core in recent weeks...



You could plant me like a tree beside a river
You could tangle me in soil and let my roots run wild
And I would blossom like a flower in the desert
But for now just let me cry

You could raise me like a banner in a battle
Put victory like a fire behind my shining eyes
And I would drift like falling snow over the embers
But for now just let me lie

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before You show me how to die

Set me like a star before the morning
Like a song that steals the darkness from a world asleep
And I'll illuminate the path You've laid before me
But for now just let me be

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before You show me how to die
Oh, not before You show me how to die

So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
God, for now just stay with me
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In the theme of Thanksgiving, here are the people who are helping me get to Heaven- thank you. You are my life. You are my true joy.

1 comment:

...and Patch said...

ugh i cant believe i have never met Therese and now there is a Joseph...i have got to get my rear to LC to meet these two...Madden and John Paul would have such a good time!!