Names in Ecuador, Abba/Daddy, and surrender
Now for some lyrics from a favorite song and some thoughts from it...
'Hold Me Jesus'-by Rich Mullins
Well, sometimes my life just don't make sense at all, When the mountains look so big and my faith just seems so small
CHORUS: So hold me Jesus, 'cause I'm shaking like a leaf, You have been King of my glory, Won't You be my Prince of Peace
And I wake up in the night and feel the dark it's so hot inside my soul, I swear there must be blisters on my heart
Surrender don't come natural to me, I'd rather fight You for something I don't really want than to take what You give that I need,
And I've beat my head against so many walls, now I'm falling down, I'm falling on my knees
And this Salvation Army band is playing this hymn, And Your grace rings out so deep it makes my resistance seem so thin
You have been King of my glory, Won't You be my Prince of Peace
I just really love this song and the picture it gives. The message in this song has helped me in critical points in my life.
It says, God, you have been my King of glory-you are all powerful, you are King and Judge, you are sovereign. Not only that, the story doesn't end there...you are a Father that holds his little ones with love, compassion and concern (hence, the visual I put here of the baby in this update). That is why one of His names is 'Abba' or 'Daddy' in Hebrew. Here is a verse from the Bible that has this name and this idea- (Romans 8:15)-'For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, "Abba, Father." Isn't this beautiful? We don't have to live our lives in fear, at least if we have believed on the one that has died and risen to make all things new. Those that have believed and now follow Him are his sons and He is our daddy, our Abba. I also wanted to write a bit about the lyrics from the song that I italicized..this part just talks about the difficulty of surrender and letting go. How beautiful and how freeing it is once we finally let go! We finally say, I'm tired, I give up...Boss, you're in control. You're the potter, I'm the clay, do with me what you will. Fill my life with your purpose. The struggle, weariness, and doubt is gone from a life lived on one's own and is replaced with peace and meaning from a life given back to the One who made it and Who gave it.