Thursday, February 24, 2011

"I want to give you life"

Well it is D day...and by that I mean its the day I go to India :)

This will likely be short because there are still many things to do but....I woke up feeling great and ready (emotionally) to go. I love flying so that is also very exciting. It's been a whole 6 months since I have flown somewhere and I will spend my next 2 nights of sleep on a plane! That's not the great part, but alas...what can ya do?

So in regards to my title...I heard the Tenth Avenue North song 'by your side' the other night and knew that my next blog would be about it. I mean, the whole song is just filled with "ahh, so true" statements so I will just go ahead and put the lyrics on here:

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

So...the song made me think of this as well..."I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" John 10:10. All this talk of life does have to do with going to India. God gave me life, and a great one at that, and he also told me to GO! So who am I to not listen? I think I am ready, but in reality I don't even need to be. I just need to lean on Him because He is more sufficient than I could ever imagine. So that is kind of it. ELW...I'm taking blankie with me for times of stress, don't worry! This is going to be great...even if it's not. As my dear friend wrote to me that "you will be covered in prayer everyday", I know I need not stress. Ok, quite a busy day until I leave. Thanks for the prayers and for the constant encouragement!

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15: 5-6

1 comment:

  1. "But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan."
    — C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    I will be praying for you everyday!

    Love you!