Friday, February 20, 2015

Spirit Raise Me!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I let you know about the love song I sang at the Zehrs grocery store in LaSalle, a week ago.

While I sang (as you know, if you read yesterdays LwL entry) Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, it wasn't the only song I sang.  I sang another song.

The second (2nd) song I sang was written by Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham.  Here is a link so you can listen to and/or sing along, sung by Josh Groban entitled, You Raise Me Uphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oni0tO_HN30.  The lyrics are below.

You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh, my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up to more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up to more than I can be.

(Here are lyrics, not recorded here:
There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.)

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up to more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up to more than I can be.

You raise me up to more than I can be.


This lovely and loving song, I have sung many times in the past.  Even at weddings.

Some people think the lyrics are referring to a loved one.  Referring to someone who raises them up, and loves them, in a human way.

To that, I agree in some ways.  However, whenever I think of this song's lyrics, I think of my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Why?

Because, He raises me up.  And will raise you up also, if you are one of God's children.

Just as we read, in Romans 8:11, "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."

His Spirit dwells in us, when we have gained salvation.

How does someone gain salvation?

By trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).

If you haven't already gained salvation, please... come to Christ today.  Jesus is waiting for you.  And, God will bless you, with eternal life, spent in heaven, my friend.

Hopefully, one day I'll see you, there!


Until next time...

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