Posted by: William | April 17, 2008

Emma, Not Alone

Another song of which I ask you to ponder the lyrics. Written by Jason Upton from his live album Between Earth & Sky entitled Emma:

 

 

Don’t be afraid baby don’t you cry
Daddy’s here it will be all right
You’re not alone you’re not alone
Don’t be afraid when you’re cold at night
I will keep you warm I will hold you tight
You’re not alone you’re not alone

 

Look beyond the window there
To the sky above to the open air
Look beyond what you can see
Close your eyes and just believe

The lion roars and the lamb lays down
They live together in a whole new town
They’re calling me and they’re calling you
From the cold hard facts that we’re on our own
To the age old truth that we’re not alone

 

Don’t be afraid when you scrape your knee
I’ve got a band aide waiting and a kiss for free
You’re not alone you’re not alone
Don’t be afraid of your blind belief
Because the more you fly the more you’ll see
You’re not alone you’re not alone

 

Look beyond the window there
To the sky above to the open air
Look beyond what you can see
Close your eyes and just believe

 

The lion roars and the lamb lays down
They live together in a whole new town
They’re calling me and they’re calling you
From the cold hard facts that we’re on our own
To the age old truth that we’re not alone

Don’t be afraid little warrior bride
Your victory’s on the other side
You’re not alone you’re not alone

 

 

There are dark and difficult times in our walk with the Lord that sometimes back all the way up to the edge of despair. From that vantage point, it’s astonishingly difficult to remain confident in the work of Jesus on the cross. To remember with our lives that Jesus’ work is complete and that we’ll never be left alone. Although we may be lonely, we may grieve and suffer, Jesus is truly closer to us than any human relation ever could be. He cares so dearly for his family, for his beloved bride, that no earthly comfort could ever truly compare to the spiritual reality that exists.

 

Unfortunately, we remain for now, in a weak flesh. Unfortunately we’re confined to peer at Jesus through a distorted glass. Sometimes it’s hard to believe what we see through the glass, but it doesn’t change what’s truly on the other side. In time, Jesus will restore us completely. In time, we will see him face to face and all the meager comfort we enjoyed here and now, will be glorified. We’ll get to stand face to face with our glorious savior, in whom is all comfort and joy and happiness.

 

Praise Jesus for being the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Praise Jesus, that he is not like me; wavering, weak and unreliable. Praise Jesus for being trustworthy, even when I am not trusting.

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  1. I just saw this…good word brotha’


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