Thursday, February 12, 2009

Your love is strong.

Heavenly Father
You always amaze me
Let your kingdom come
In my world and in my life
You give me the food I need
To live through the day
And forgive me as I forgive
The people that wronged me
Lead me far from temptation
Deliver me from the evil one

I look out the window
The birds are composing
Not a note is out of tune
Or out of place
I look at the meadow
And stare at the flowers
Better dressed than any girl
On her wedding day

So why do I worry?
Why do I freak out?
God knows what I need
You know what I need

Your love is
Your love is
Your love is strong

The kingdom of the heavens
Is now advancing
Invade my heart
Invade this broken town
The kingdom of the heavens
Is buried treasure
Will you sell yourself
To buy the one you've found?

Two things you told me
That you are strong
And you love me
Yes, you love me

Our God in heaven
Hallowed be
Thy name above all names
Your kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive us wicked sinners
Lead us far away from our vices
And deliver us from these prisons

- Jon Foreman
"Your Love Is Strong"

I'm back in China after a beautiful vacation in the US. But after spending time there for a few weeks, I daily fear more and more for my home country. I fear for the hearts of man, for this world.

At the end of the day however, I must rest in His promises, in all things:

Your love is strong, and You are in control.
Your will be done.

1 comment:

Susanne Barrett said...

Beautiful poem, Jenny. And a lovely prayer.