Monday, June 2, 2008

Simple Songs!

Sometimes. . .it's just the simple things that touch our lives in the deepest places!

Oh yes, we love great sermons that teach us doctrine, about end times, and the deeper theological themes of the Bible.

We love great orchestras, symphonies, anthems. . . large choirs, great musicals, and voices that seem almost angelic in their perfection and range.

We love our Bible Studies, our books, our notebooks and different color markers, and we are avid note takers and listen carefully to our teachers.

But when it's all said and done, in the moments of our deepest needs and darkest hours, what is it that we need???? We need to know where to run and know beyond the shadow of a doubt that HE will be there to grab us, hold us, protect us, comfort us. . . . no matter what.

And it is all of the above things that bring us full circle to the greatest truth of all. . . that no matter what, we can come to Jesus.

The song playing as you read this post is perhaps one of my all time favorite songs. I remember the first time I heard it --- I was in the car driving, and I was so moved I pulled over onto the side of the road and wept. . . and in that moment, I grabbed all my troubles of the day, and I ran to Jesus! And He was there!

In His Word, He says, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Whatever it is that is causing you the heaviness in your heart at this moment.... won't you run to Jesus??? He's waiting for you. . . I know! But I had to find it out for myself!


Wanita said...

How wonderful that we can run to Jesus anytime, and He's waiting with open arms.

Have a blessed week.

Toby Parsons said...

Amen Cora! :)

Renna said...

It is good to know Him as 'a strong tower' into which we can run!

Katy Lin :) said...

thank you for this beautiful post! i love this song, too!

Juri said...

Beautiful, Cor! How well I feel exactly what you are saying....I remember the feeling in the hospital, after the doctors left with the devestating news that I had cancer....all the books, all the great sermons, all the happy prayers...all fell to the wayside...I ONLY NEEDED TO RUN TO JESUS...with my worries, tears, and my own words. I just needed to know that He knew I was a falling sparrow!


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

God bless you MISS CORA! I know you have touched alot of hearts today. I pray you are renewed and rejuvenated and feel His love about you!
Resting in Him
and walkin in faith

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Cora... this is one of my favorite songs...
My sister-in-law sung it one Sunday not long after my Mom passed away, and I've loved it ever since.
Thank you so much for playing it! I've had me a good cry.. I feel better now!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

That truth is so beautiful in its simplicity. I'm so glad that Jesus has been there when I run to Him.