I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I LOVE LISTENING TO THIS SONG, THE LYRICS OFTEN MAKE ME CRY. ESPECIALLY IN A WORLD WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE (MANNNNNNNNNY CHRISTIANS INCLUDED IN THAT GROUP...) ARE SO JUDGMENTAL, AND WANT THINGS DONE THEIR WAY. AND IF THEY'RE NOT DONE THEIR WAY, THEN EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG. LET US NOT FORGET THAT DIVERSITY BRINGS BEAUTY. AND LET US REMEMBER EDIFICATION...SOMETIMES IT SEEMS THE CHURCH HAS FORGOTTEN BOTH OF THESE THINGS.

Oh the days when I drew lines around My faith to keep you out,
to keep me in, to keep it safe. Oh the sense of my own self-entitlement
To say who's wrong, who won't be long, or cannot stay.
Cause somebody somewhere decided we'd be better off divided.
And somehow, despite the damage done He says come:

CHORUS: There is room enough for all of us
Please come, and the arms are open wide enough
Please come, and our parts are never greater than the sum
This is the heart of the one who
Stands before the open door and bids us come.

Oh the times when I have failed to
Recognize how many chairs are
Gathered there around the feast.
To break the bread and break these
Boundaries that have kept us
From our only common ground the
Invitation to sit down if we will come:

CHORUS There is room enough for all of us
Please come, and the arms are open wide enough
Please come, and our parts are never greater than the sum
This is the heart of the one who
Stands before the open door and bids us come

Come from the best of humanity
Come from the depths of depravity
Come now and see how we need every
Different beat on this same street. Come

(ALL BY NICHOLE NORDEMAN, FROM: http://lyrics.christiansunite.com/lyrics_642_9.shtml)

"BUT NOW GOD HAS PLACED THE MEMBERS, EACH ONE OF THEM, IN THE BODY, JUST AS HE DESIRED." I CORINTHIANS 12:18

"IT IS NOT FAIR TO ASK OF OTHERS WHAT YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO YOURSELF."
-ELEANOR ROOSEVELT-

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Hi Jessica!
Amen to your saying! That is a really good thing to remember with your kids too. Love hearing from you!!!! :)

Rebecca said...

I just want to squeeze your cheeks!! You're so cute! I thought about calling you last night...and then didn't. But, I will soon! I need some time with my cute lil mexican! :)

Thankfulheart said...

I loved your post. How we view sin a funny thing. It is weighted in our own mind but not in God's? He is so practical...sin is sin...period! It is so nice to know someday we will finally get it!!! Hope you mansion is near mine!
Theresa
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