Friday, August 1, 2008

Who Am I ?

For those of you who have known me for any length of time, know that I have a kind of "music thing". I don't sing and I don't play an instrument. What I mean by "music thing" is that music....does something to me. It always has. I've never been good with words and so I've always found that music has helped me to express myself. Every once in a while, I come across a song that I've heard hundreds of times...and one day....the words mean something new and something life changing. The following is one of those songs.....

Who Am I ? by the Casting Crowns

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You are

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
And You've told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who Am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again
Who Am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours.....

Anyway, it struck me that while I am just a simple, sinful human being....that He still hears me when I call on Him and He still catches me when I fall. I am definitely calling and definitely falling right now...and it's then that I know He hears me...and carries me.

You could most definitely go to YouTube to see the video of the artists performing this song....but, not long ago, someone showed me this video that I thought was awesome. Watch the video, hear the words, pray them.


Anonymous said...

Nancy, a very long time ago you introduced me to the poem "Footprints." It has always been one of my favorites and has more often than not, made me stop and realize that God is always with me through good times and bad. It also reminds me of you, dear friend, and I know that God is carrying you through these tough times. You are not alone, and He will help you, Dan, and the kids through this. I love you guys. Marian

Anonymous said...

Is it Casting Clowns or Crowns?!?!? You've been in our prayers daily and especially at mass on Sundays! I appreciate your journaling at this fragile time in your life! Keep up the strength, the faith and the humor as the tears flow! Hugs and prayers from Arizona! Carla