Sunday, June 27, 2010

born again ...

In church this morning Pastor preached on John 3 when Nicodemus snuck to Jesus under the cloak of darkness and talked with him under the cone of silence about being born again.  He talked about being Born Again - salvation - accepting Christ as your savior - a major moment in your life. (and something talked about very often in the church I grew up in) And being born again in many different ways throughout life.  Life changes that help a person to continue growing up toward Christ. Enables them to show Christ out to others and in their own hearts and families.

The past few days especially I have truly realized God's power in my life.  His love and caring. How much he has worked in me. To help me regain a desire to live. I have whined about being lonely, but didn't want to continue facing rejection of trying to reach out to others for friendship.  Being lonely is still hard, but ... dare I say it? ... I have hope for my future. I feel like I am living - really living for the first time!  I am discovering that I don't need the things I thought I needed.  I am growing closer to Christ - the only 'thing' I need.  As Pastor was wrapping up the sermon and once again tears were running down my cheeks - the song below came to my mind.  Then a couple came up and sang it. It has been running through my head ever since.

Born Again by Mac Powell

Today I found myself
After searching all these years
And the man that I saw, he wasn't at all who I thought he'd be
I was lost when you found me here
And I was broken beyond repair
Then you came along and you sang your song over me

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time
In my life

Make a promise to me now
Reassure my heart somehow
That the love that I feel is so much more real than anything
I've a feeling in my soul
And I pray that I'm not wrong
That the life I have now, it is only the beginning

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
For the very first time
It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
For the very first time

I wasn't looking for something that was more
Than what I had yesterday
Then you came to me and you gave to me
Life and a love that I've never known
That I've never felt before

It feels like I'm born again
It feels like I'm living
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time
It feels like I'm breathing
It feels like I'm moving
For the very first time
I'm living for the first time
In my life 

... a gal who is starting to really live in hope ...

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