I woke up this morning and there was this song ringing in my head. I think I had heard it once somewhere before…but today, the tune was constantly playing at the back of my mind.
I listened to it on You-tube after a second’s search for the lyrics…(I thank God for the internet. You have no idea how many times I search random lyrics on the net so that I can get song titles.)
Anyway… So, I have been in this bubble of joy this week. (Not, that I do not experience joy on a day to day basis), but somehow this week I have just been really excited about Jesus. Kind of like experiencing that first love feeling all over again. I have been meditating on the works of God, and how He has led my life up to where I am today.
Certainly, words fail me many times when I try to express His gracious hand upon my life.
There can never be words enough to describe the amazing, amazing love of Jesus Christ —for me and for you— made possible by the cross.
The cross. That precious cross that He carried and bore willingly… because I was in His thoughts, in His plan, on His mind, and in His heart. Silently, He bore the pain, the nails, the ridicule, the mocking, the shame, the flogging, the darkness of the whole world all on His shoulders.
Perhaps I become too expressive and intense whenever I write about the love of God. But for somebody who has known and experienced what it is like to live in darkness, the light becomes the most precious gift.
Thus, His word, His light, His love, and His truth lead me every day and will lead me forever.
So, here are some of the lyrics of the song that hit right to the center of my heart.
He leadeth me, O blessed thought! Sometimes mid’scenes of deepest gloom, Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom.
Whatever I do, wherever I be
Still it’s God’s hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me,
His faithful follower, I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.
By waters still, over troubled seas
Still it is His hand that leadeth me,
Lord, I would grasp Thy hand in mine
And when my task on earth is done,
When by grace the victory won,
Even death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.
This December, may God lead you to deeper waters of His love, grace, and mercy everyday.
That’s it for now. 🙂