Saturday, March 1, 2008

Saturday's Song


G-Day, Everybody!
Long time - no Saturday's Song!
So, this week I have had some recurring themes
in my life and on my heart.
In the interest of not squeezing too much into one post,

I am TRYING
to do a few, and maybe by the time they are all done,
I will feel like I have succeeded!
Without further ado ('cause you know by now, I could have some more ado!)
Here are the lyrics that illustrate some of my thoughts:
We are His Body
It's crowded in worship today
As she slips in
Trying to fade into the faces
The girls' teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know
CHORUS
But if we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way
There is a way
A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat
And quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances tells him that his chances
Are better out on the road
CHORUS
But if we are the Body
Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the Body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way
Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the Body of Christ
Chorus (2x)
If we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing them there is a way
Jesus is the way

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6 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Love that song. Love Casting Crowns. Singing with ya girlfriend!

Mel's World said...

I love that song and totally LOVE Casting Crowns!

Hey, I finally posted the Book MeMe you tagged me on awhile ago...

Take Care,
Melissa

Regina said...

Very nice song. I love the words because they are so true!
Blessings!

freetofly said...

Leslie, do you know much about them? They are AWESOME people! and like I LOVE their music!

Mel, Me, too! Cool! I will come check that out! Probably tomorrow...my 15 yr old is lurking over my shoudler for the PC! :)

Regina, you are so right! The lyrics make the song! No doubt!

May God richly bless each of you tomorrow! May your heart be expanded and your expectations exceeded!

xoxox,
Maria

Tiffany said...

This is one of my favorite songs by CC! Blessings dear friend!

Denise said...

Awesome song.

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!