May 31, 2011

“Show Me”

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:47 PM by brittygirl2

Audrey Assad – “Show Me”

“You could plant me like a tree beside a river
You could tangle me in soil and let my roots run wild
And I would blossom like a flower in the desert
But for now just let me cry

You could raise me like a banner in a battle
Put victory like a fire behind my shining eyes
And I would drift like falling snow over the embers
But for now just let me lie

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before You show me how to die

Set me like a star before the morning
Like a song that steals the darkness from a world asleep
And I’ll illuminate the path You’ve laid before me
But for now just let me be

Bind up these broken bones
Mercy bend and breathe me back to life
But not before You show me how to die
Oh, not before You show me how to die

So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
God, for now just stay with me”

– This song is such a beautiful picture of the redemption we are given in Christ. Yet at the same time, a good reminder that before we can come alive in our freedom….we have to die. We have to face the brokenness in our hearts and the immortality of our souls. We have to see it with our own eyes, for what it really is.

I have been letting this song replay over and over in my mind. God was revealing to me some areas in my life where I am still so broken, and I felt him spurring me gently to accept them so I could walk in freedom. I wanted it, but wasn’t quite ready. As I was listening to this song I realized that there’s an important step in between our death and receiving new life that we so often try to skip through quickly; its the time when we are actually redeemed. When our perspective changes and allows us to see the comparative difference of the carnal life we are taken from, and the supernatural life we are given. The time during which we feel the reality of the weight we carry apart from Christ. Resting in the place of our redemption shows us not just what God’s mercy looks like… but what it feels like. Contemplating in that place brings us to an understanding of how we need to die in order to find life..

“So let me go like a leaf upon the water
Let me brave the wild currents flowing to the sea
And I will disappear into a deeper beauty
But for now just stay with me
God, for now just stay with me”…


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