My song choice for this Sabbath day is a mash-up of two amazingly wonderful songs.
They both have lyrics that cause you to say, "What in the world does that mean?" Yet the lyrics also bring a sense of wonder and peace as you contemplate the things of God.
I was introduced to this mash-up by the incredible Jennie (with an "ie"), who is one of the beautiful young women I have had the pleasure of working with at our summer youth camps. Thanks, Jennie!
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing/If You Could Hie to Kolob
by Elenyi & Sarah Young
"AND JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, BECAUSE OF YOUR UNBELIEF: FOR VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, IF YE HAVE FAITH AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED, YE SHALL SAY UNTO THIS MOUNTAIN, REMOVE HENCE TO YONDER PLACE; AND IT SHALL REMOVE; AND NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO YOU."
This makes it difficult when we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place, especially when it comes to doctrine that we don't understand. I have had many instances of asking the question, "Why does it need to be this way?" and never receiving a full and complete answer.
It comes back to exercising those great muscles of FAITH and HUMILITY and allowing ourselves to say, "Okay. I can't get an answer on that now, but someday I will, and that's alright with me." And that is MUCH easier said than done. I'm still working on that on a few things, and will probably have that inner struggle for the rest of my life.
2. When we build upon a firm foundation in Christ, we cannot fail and we will never be alone. But, we have to give him the whole of our heart, our everything.
Lyrics from "Come Thou Fount..."
"Praise the mount,
I'm fixed upon it.
Mount of thy Redeeming Love."
"O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above."