Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Sermon: "Past the Wishing"

“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know

on what day your Lord will come” (Matthew 24:42).

In “Past the Wishing,” singer/songwriter Sara Groves writes,

"I'm standing at the foot of this mountain

Wishing so bad that I could touch that sky

But in the time it takes to make my wish

I never take a step and I never try

"I wish that I were closer to Jesus

But not enough to get me out of bed

For an early morning prayer before the

Rushes of my life take me instead

"I'm past the wishing

Past the wishing

Past the wishing

"I'm gazing in these deep well waters

Where the pennies of my life have all been cast

I've decided I am going to save my money

To do something that lasts

"You've shown me my man of Macedonia

You're calling me further on

And I'm tired of saying it's a nice idea

I wish it could be done

"I don't wish that I could go I am going

I don't wish that I could be I am being

I don't wish that I could do it I am doing

By the grace of God I am doing"

May the joyful expectancy of Christ’s triumphant return take us so much further than just the wishing . . . past the couldas, the shouldas, the wouldas . . .

Grins and blessings!


1 comment:

  1. Good Morning Pamm....

    Great post sweet chickie! I'm right there with 'ya.

    Have a wonderful week.



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