2.10.2010

What a Month

Life is so unexpected. Just when you think you know what to expect next, everything changes. This past month has afforded us some of our greatest joy and deepest pain. Our faith has yet again been stretched and God's faithfulness is what has sustained us.
Natalie Grant's song, "Held" was very meaningful for me through this past fall...it has recently been taken to a whole new level for me. The lyrics sum up all that I am struggling with, aching for, rejoicing over, spilling tears over, and clinging onto (His promise) with all I've got. I encourage you to listen to it here or you can find it on youtube; she does such a great job reminding us of the divine Hope.
So glad Eric and I have each other through the ups and downs in life...but we would be nowhere without Christ.

Held
By Natalie Grant

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that providence
Would take a child from his mother
While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we'd be rescued
What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
We're asking why this happens to us
Who have died to live, it's unfair

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We'd be held

This hand is bitterness
We want to taste it and
Let the hatred numb our sorrows
The wise hand opens slowly
To lilies of the valley and tomorrow

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We'd be held

If hope is born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait, for one hour
Watching for our savior

This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We'd be held
We'd be held

This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We'd be held

This is what it means to be held.....

2 comments:

Josh 'n Katie said...

what a beautiful reminder of His great love for us. I pray you feel His comfort in the dark of night and as the dawn breaks. xoxo

KStokes said...

Hey Shillings! We miss you guys!