Posted by: Sarah | February 13, 2010

This Year’s Theme Song

For the past several years, I feel that God has given me a “theme song” for the year.  It’s a song that I feel captures the lesson that God has for me that year.  For example, when I first moved to Northern Laos my theme song was “Blessed Be Your Name,” by Matt Redman, because I was learning to be thankful in all circumstances.  In a year when I was feeling less gracious, my song was “Be My Escape” by Relient K–but even though I had a twisted take on the lyrics at the time, it has become a very encouraging song.  This year, my song is “Love Song for a Savior,” by Jars of Clay.  Released in 1995, it’s a bit of a flashback, but the lyrics speak to me:

In open fields of wild flowers,
she breathes the air and flies away
She thanks her Jesus for the daises and the roses
in no simple language
Someday she’ll understand the meaning of it all
He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on her lips
Someday she’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and she’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

Sitting silent wearing Sunday best
The sermon echoes through the walls
A great salvation through it calls to the people
who stare into nowhere, and can’t feel the chains on their souls

He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on our lips
Someday we’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call us and we will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and we’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

It seems too easy to call you “Savior”,
Not close enough to call you “God”
So as I sit and think of words I can mention
to show my devotion

“I want to fall in love with You”

“my heart beats for You”

(lyrics found at azlyrics.com)

I want to totally fall in love with my Savior this year.  I want to know the kind of reverence, devotion and trust the song speaks of.  I want to be so close to my Father that singleness doesn’t matter so much.  I want to run to him with complete joy, and I have faith that this is his will for me.

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