Wednesday, April 23, 2008

LET A NEW LOVE FLOW


A few days ago I pulled out my Heart Dreamboat Annie CD and have been listening to it as I go to and from work. It's so fascinating how time and experience changes things. I'm very much enjoying this music and I am so keenly aware of the different listening ears with which I am hearing it today compared to some 30 years ago when I first purchased this recording. Magic Man, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie, Soul of The Sea and the other songs all feel the same...well except for the absence of the raging hormones of my youth...but one song, a song that even back then I found to be so beautiful feels so different today. The song How Deep It Goes has felt like a gentle reminder of the past 30 years and the experience that has been my life over those years. Life is such a tapestry, a painting that continues to be added to. I'm only a reflection of who I was back then. Actually I'm only a shadow of who I was a few short years ago and I am convinced (and I hope) I will be saying the same thing a few years from now if I am graced by the giver of life to still be walking this earth at that time. He has gone deep, so much deeper than I even knew possible a short while ago.

As happens most times when I sit down here to write I have no idea where my thoughts will take me and this time is no different. A passage of scripture just came to mind and it seems to just belong here. So many of the thoughts expressed by those that have gone before us all that are recorded in the Bible have just taken on new life to me and for the first time so deeply resonate as reality and not just concepts to hope for. I pray this prayer for us all that long for more and more of the reality of Father, Son and Spirit to be revealed to us.

At the end of this post I will also link to the song How Deep It Goes.
Ephesians 3:16-19
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.


"Even though there's a scar
Still fresh from the war,
don't think about it no more
Letting new love flow
How deep it goes"

Listen to the song here

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