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Monday, September 20, 2010

This is our God!

I told my family at Ridgeview yesterday that this was one of my favorite worship songs. I thought I'd share it with you.

A refuge for the poor, a shelter from the storm
This is our God
He will wipe away your tears and return your wasted years
This is our God
So call upon His Name He is mighty to save
This is our God

A father to the orphan, a healer to the broken
This is our God
And he brings peace to our madness and comfort in our sadness
This is our God
So call upon His Name He is mighty to save
This is our God

This is the one we have waited for
Jesus Lord and Savior
This is our God

A fountain for the thirsty, a lover for the lonely
This is our God
He brings glory to the humble and crowns for the faithful
This is our God (Chris Tomlin)

How powerful it is to think about that statement! "This is the one we have waited for..." Most of us have uttered those words at some point in our life. Whether it was a new car, a new home, the man or woman of our dreams--we have all known what it feels like to believe that our search is over. Unfortunately, we usually are seeking the things that just won't satisfy.

I thought about that today as I read about two different characters from Scripture: Pilate and the woman at the well from John 4. Both were seeking the same thing. Both wanted fulfillment and purpose for their lives. It's the search that we are all on. One got it; one missed it completely. Pilate had the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to look into the eyes of the Savior and receive all that Jesus offered him. He missed it. He washed his hands to "remove" his guilt but the river Jordan could not have washed away the feeling he must have had when he discovered who Jesus really was.

On the other hand, the woman at the well found everything she had ever hoped for in this Man. Her life was changed eternally, her perspective rearranged by the One who is "a fountain to the thirsty and a lover to the lonely."

This is God--the God, the One and Only hope for all mankind. Why would we ever go anywhere else? But many of us do. I hope you hear this and understand what I'm about to say...when you come to Jesus--really come to Him with all that you have--the search is over, the journey is done. The One we have sought, the One who has promised us life and abundance has come. He is Jesus! Don't miss Him.

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

That song ALWAYS makes me cry!
It has SO much meaning packed into a couple of minutes and will help pull you right out of your pity party.