Monday, November 30, 2009

Just as I am.

Today was a typical Sunday morning - slept in too late, fought with a two year old to pee on the potty and put on a dress shirt and an itchy sweater, pulled out some less than favourite clothes from the dark dusty corners of my closet because my good stuff was buried in the mountains of dirty stuff, skipped breakfast (due to my resistance in using an alarm clock), just managed to avoid the puppy messing on my floor, answered 2 phone calls, gathered up a baggie of Lego and tossed it in Jonah's backpack, and flew out the door only to arrive at church, late.

I had tried to convince myself to write off church today - we had woke up too late and there wouldn't be time to get ready, I thought that maybe Jonah had a wee bit of a cough and we wouldn't want to infect the other kiddies, I didn't have any nice clothes that were clean, I wouldn't have time for breakfast and surely my tummy would be growling throughout the entire sermon, and besides all that, I don't really like sitting in church by myself for fear of looking like a church widow (Josh's shift work means Jonah and I do church on our own most Sundays it seems).

But, the Lord got us there.  He just kept prodding, pushing me out the door.  When the Lord wants us to enter in, late is never too late.  Come as your are, ragged clothes and all - He will clothe you in His love and His mercy.  Come hungry and thirsty - He will feed you with His word and fill your cup to overflowing.  Come tired and He will awaken you to the plans He has for you.  Come alone, and realize that having a church family and a Heavenly Father, means that you are never alone.

Just As I Am - You Tube Video

Just as I am, without one plea
But that thy blood was shed for me
And that thou bidd’st me come to thee
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am; thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now to be thine, yea, thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

1 comment:

  1. I identify SO much!! And you're's us who never think we're going to measure up..not God!xo