A Prayerful Life Here I Am

Expressing Peace. Here I Am. 86.

Dan Schutte

Here I Am, Lord
Dan Schutte

Here I am. Friday afternoon, the crest between the work week and the weekend. Work to get to this point. Enjoy the pause at the top of the hill. Glide down into the weekend that, no matter how full, is where the week is meant to take me.

At my not-too-neat desk, letting the 10 hours either on the phone or at the computer flow out of my mind and off of my shoulders, I’m thinking this is peace enough. Just this between moment.

My mind wandered to a tune I’d not heard in months In the last few days I’d heard someone quote the passage: “ Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!'” At once the song came to mind and has been in and out for two days.

So I pulled Dan Schutte’s “Here I Am, Lord” up on iTunes. Everyone has a favorite song, maybe not just one. This is most definitely one of mine. Not because it beautifully blends lyrics and melody, though it does. Not because it tells such a beautiful story, which it does.

It is my favorite because it activates a wonderful feeling of peace in me as it lets me so clearly know the Peace I am.

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.

(Dan Schutte)

What song brings you peace? What song showers peace all over you and makes you glad it does? What song cannot give you too much peace?

Thank you, Sweet Spirit,
for the joy and grace and beauty
of songs that fill our hearts
and hold our hands
and soothe our minds.
We are not savage beasts
and music’s power is ours to love.
Gifts from you, your Spirit to our ears,
straight to our hearts.
Thank you, Sweet Spirit,
for the words we repeat
and the tunes that stick tight to our memory.
Thank you for the moments when we hear the song
or lift it with our voice all by ourself.
Thank you for the gift, the gift that says to us
‘Here I am’ each time we hear it.
And so it is. Amen. Amen.

Enjoy Song. Sing Song. Express Peace.

Tim

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm by Tim · Permalink
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