Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just breathe...

I understand the irony of this post before I write it... But the other day I was listening to a Pearl Jam song from their new album, and thinking through the words began to stir my heart to worship. [I will stop to let you gasp, ponder if that statement was blasphemous, etc]. Now here goes my explaining....

I have been a fan of Pearl Jam for many years, getting to see them in concert several times (once on a very crazed road trip to Austin, now looking back, realized by only the grace of God did we survive). In the past, their music, never stirred worship of Christ, primarily because I wasn’t saved. Now, as I run through these words as if I were saying them to Christ...regarding my own life/salvation, they really begin to cause a grateful overflow of worship of Him [God, not Eddie :) - just thought it was worth the clarification].

Take a look at the lyrics below [my comments are in yellow]

Yes I understand that every life must end,
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, [Its true, life on earth is temporary. PRAISE HIM!]
I’m a lucky man to count on both hands
The ones I love,..
Some folks just have one,
Others they got none, [I am so grateful for our family and friends. this is a true blessing from God]

Stay with me,..
Let’s just breathe. [There are so many times when I just need to sit with God and breathe out, resting in Him]

Practiced are my sins,
Never gonna let me win, [On earth this is unfortunately true. I continually have to put to death my sin daily... but the hope that one day... they are conquered for good!]
Under everything, just another human being,
Yeh, I don’t wanna hurt, there’s so much in this world
To make me bleed. [There is pain in this fallen world, which requires our dependence on Him]

Stay with me,..
You’re all I see. [This is what I am desperate for - being in His presence]

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t now I’m a fool you see,..
No one knows this more than me.
As I come clean. [Prior to my salvation, I was a complete fool in my rebellion and disregard towards God. As I came clean through the cross, I can see what a fool I was.]

I wonder everyday
as I look upon your face,
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, [He did give everything on the Cross, and requires nothing of us for the gift of grace]
Nothing you would take,..
Everything you gave.

Did I say that I need you?
Oh, Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn’t now I’m a fool you see,..
No one know this more than me.
As I come clean.

Nothing you would take,..
everything you gave.
Hold me till I die,.. [The peace of being held in His hands each day!]
Meet you on the other side. [Oh joyous day when I see Him - face to face!]

1 comment:

  1. A little update.... Grant asked me if we were singing this to God. I told him I was... and he grinned and said... "I am too!" Sweet little guy!