I woke up this morning singing ‘Beautiful Things‘ by Gungor.
We sang it for the first time in church yesterday and I remember asking God to use me to help people who are in chaos and pain, to rescue people who are lost, to speak truth to those who are broken.
Little did I know.
And now this–bombs, death, panic and this urgent cry and I want to ignore the news that is everywhere and just keep listening to the singing over and over again,
“You make beautiful thingsYou make beautiful things out of the dustYou make beautiful thingsYou make beautiful things out of us”
I want to sit here and eat a bowl of Pop Secret Kettle Corn and pretend nothing has happened. And ignore this news that won’t go away.
And I think about rescuing people from the fire.
How does God make beautiful things out of dust and ashes?
But I know He does.
He’s rescued you. He’s rescued me. And He is making us new. We have the good news.
We ARE the good news. We’re the only news that’s fit to print.
The words that say, ‘God is faithful. God is faithful even when……….’
Even when you’re world explodes and there’s no way out and I know people like that and I want to, oh I want to share that good news.
All this painI wonder if I’ll ever find my way?I wonder if my life could really change at all?All this earthCould all that is lost ever be found?Could a garden come up from this ground at all?
You make beautiful thingsYou make beautiful things out of the dustYou make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us
All aroundHope is springing up from this old groundOut of chaos life is being found in You
You make beautiful thingsYou make beautiful things out of the dustYou make beautiful thingsYou make beautiful things out of us
You make me new, You are making me newYou make me new, You are making me newMaking me new
You make beautiful things(You make me new)You make beautiful things out of the dust(You are making me new, making me new)
You make me new, You are making me newYou make me new, You are making me new Michael Gungor
Will you share the news you have? Bring a kind word, lend a hand, say,
“I see you?”
“I care, I’ll listen”?
BE the Good news.
all photos from our weekend away at the coast
Linking with Jen for Unite!, Jen and SDG (who wrote about running the race to win, completely unknowing)and Jennifer for Tell the Story