Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kindness


Ever since I heard what Tuesday's blog carnival topic was going to be, this song has been playing in my mind. It's one of my favorite worship songs we sing at C3 (my church, for you newbies). I love the chorus: "It's your kindness Lord, that leads us to repentance/Your favor Lord is our desire/ It's your beauty Lord that makes us stand in silence/And your love, your love/Is better than life."

Because that's what made me fall in love with Jesus. Not what I could do, or how I could be a better person in order to get into heaven. There was a period in my life when I almost made it about that -- trying to be good enough or holy enough -- but not initially, and not anymore. I was then and I am now simply overwhelmed with gratitude for His loving kindness and His sacrifice. Even for a wretch like me. And even though I fall short every single day of living a life worthy of His love, it is that love that motivates me to try a little harder to be the sort of person that reflects who He is.



Open up the skies of mercy
And rain down the cleansing flood
Healing waters rise around us
Hear our cries Lord let 'em rise

Open up the skies of mercy
And rain down the cleansing flood
Healing waters rise around us
Hear our cries Lord let 'em rise

It's Your kindness Lord
That leads us to repentance
Your favor Lord, is our desire
It's Your beauty Lord
That makes us stand in silence
Your love
Your love
Is better than life

We can feel
Your mercy falling
You are turnin our hearts back again
Hear our praises rise to heaven
Draw us near Lord
Meet us here

It's Your kindness Lord
That leads us to repentance
Your favor Lord, is our desire
It's Your beauty Lord
That makes us stand in silence
Your love
Your love

It's Your kindness Lord
That leads us to repentance
Your favor Lord, is our desire
It's Your beauty Lord
That makes us stand in silence
Your love
Your love
Is better than life
Is better than life

Your love

Open up the skies of mercy
And rain down the cleansing flood
Healing waters rise around us
Hear our cries Lord let 'em rise

***

Have a beautiful Sunday, y'all!

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

Loverby showed God's love for in me this way, exactly how you said it. You can't kick, punch or sin against kindness. It draws us to respond. We can't help ourselves. Tender-hearted, steadfast, loving kindness. What a way to start the day girl. Thx for the song.

♥ Kathy said...

What a beautiful song Kat ♥

L.T. Elliot said...

Thank you for this. It's exactly how I feel too.