Summer. 2006. Four years ago.
I am automatically transported there when I listen to Hillsong United’s “United We Stand” album.
Came to My Rescue. Currently has 73, no wait, now 74 plays on my itunes. I love that song. That’s my song, then, and now. “In my life be lifted high, in our world be lifted high, in my love, be lifted high”. I’m drawn into God’s presence through these words. “Falling on my knees in worship, giving all I am to seek your face, Lord all I am is yours. My whole life I place in your hands, God of mercy, humbled I bow down, in your presence at your throne”.
So, Summer 2006. I was an intern at FBC, doing worship, youth, and anything else anyone told me to do. Now, this is my place of employment, and also is the church I grew up in. It was a hard summer. But good. A summer of letting go, and a time of embracing new things. Many of the high schoolers at the time (I kind of became the youth pastor that summer), are now in college, and are some of my good friends today. I love you guys, you all know who you are.
I could take you through that album, and tell you many specific memories I have of listening to it while at work, running, or playing soccer with my High Schoolers. Worshipping.
I’m not sure what the point of this blog is, but I needed to write it, especially as I was listening to it just now.
Funny how time changes, seems slowly at the time, but it’s fast. Then, I was 21, now, I’m 25. Been to many places, seen many things, when I hear the songs now, the meaning remains the same, even though the scenery has changed: God is constant, and I must surrender to him. I’m pointed to worship the Lord in an indescribable way when I hear many of these songs, even still. I’m pulled to my knees, again and again. What else can I do but worship?
“There is no one else for me, none but Jesus”. Wow, that song could be another blog of memories.
For now, good night.