Back from a great weekend at Sandy Cove Ministries. My heart is spilling over from the time spent with my new friends from Zarephath Christian Church of New Jersey. We laughed, we cried, we worshipped. We even danced. And Jesus was there for all of it.
I ended up taking requests during the Saturday night concert and was asked to pull “Not With Jesus” out of the archives. From WHAT MATTERS MOST released in 1997, I struggled a bit to recall all the lyrics as I hadn’t sung it in awhile. When I wrote do you dream of all that could have been then wonder what went wrong?, it wasn’t about “you” at all. It was about me. One of my dreams had been shattered and I knew the pain of a broken heart. I wrote you’re not without hope, you’re not without love, not with Jesus, because I was discovering the truth of Psalm 34:18…the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
I made it through the song but was overcome with emotion. I got choked up remembering how Jesus saw my tears during that dark season, even when I didn’t allow others to see them. He saw them. He saw me. He sang songs of love over me and quickly became the Hero of my story.
During the Friday night session I shared an original poem of the same name. Someone requested a copy. I took her email address and promised I’d either forward it to her or maybe even work it into a blog…
The Hero Of My Story
He’s my Knight in Shining Armor, and I, His Princess
He’s my Everlasting Father, and I, His precious daughter
He’s the Lover of my soul and the Lifter of my head
He’s the Master Carpenter with nails in His hands
By His wounds, I am healed
By His Spirit, my heart yields
He’s the Cup-Bearer, the Crown of Thorn-Wearer
He’s the Lily of the Valley and the Stream in the Desert
He spoke the world into existence and then set about to save it
He’s the King of kings, the Lord of lords
The Holy One my heart adores
Maybe you’ve heard of Him?
His Name? Oh, it’s the sweetest Name
The Name Above Every Name
My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Forwarding the link,