Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Whole Again

Today, on a rare outing to the grocery store by myself, I put in Jennifer Knapp's CD Lay It Down. It was a nice change from the classical music and children's songs we listen to at home.

It gave me a lump in my throat, as I heard the song Whole Again, the part that goes:

If I give my life
If I lay it down
Can you turn this life around
Can I be made clean by this offering of my soul
Can I be made whole again?

In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, this song reminds me of the hurt and brokenness that we all experience to different degrees. Whether it was caused by sins of our own or others. Whether it happened in the past, present or future.

But there's hope. When we confess to God that we can't do this life by our own power and strength, when we surrender to God and ask Him to take over our lives, He will give us rest, heal us and yes, He will make us whole again.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matt. 11:28-30


Anonymous said...

Hi Dorothy,

I really enjoyed your post. Well said.


Rob and Becky said...

Dorothy, First of all, I have deeply apreciated your blog. I have been reading for some time now. Your comments are always insightful and filled with creativity. I consistently agree with you. Yes, there is nothing better then being sold out to Jesus, whether we are in the middle of triumph or tradegy. Keep us the good work. Your relections are influencing others...