"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Friday, January 9, 2009

Give me, give me, give me, Lord!

Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Did you read those words above the picture? They are from Brandon Heath's song Give Me Your Eyes. Incredible message, huh? All these people are going somewhere when they die ... have I ever really cared where they would go? *gulp*

I could say that about all places in this world. I just used this picture of Gaza because it definitely portrays "confusion and chaos" and is in the news daily right now.

The words to this song are really touching and they have become my prayer - especially the chorus. Just look at these words and think of how powerful it would be to truly have the heart and eyes of God. Eyes to see these things and a heart willing to reach out in love and service.

This is my prayer. Lord, let me see others through your eyes. Let me have your compassion, your love and tenderness for them.

Here are the words to the chorus:

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Your arms for the broken hearted ... Your heart for the forgotten ones ....


John 16:23b,24

"I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. . . . Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete."


SuzyQ said...

As it says on the poster "We are Humans"
All of us, a child of God.
I pray that peace will come someday to All God's children and that the peace that comes through His love will restore and heal such heartbreaking brokeness.

Angela said...

I wrote out a prayer for you on my blog and the scripture I used was from Isaiah 61, 'brokenhearted', WOW...and here I come and read this. ((hugs)) I too have cried out to God, help me love others as You love them, help me see them the way You see them.