How Christians See Their Lives

1-jpg-1I am currently on vacation in Seattle. This morning, after having some breakfast with my beautiful girls, I left to finish some writing projects.

As I walked through Pike’s Market on the way to Storyville Coffee Shop, I was struck by these lyrics streaming through my earbuds.

We are the cold and starving

We are the scared and trembling

We are the desperately lost

We are the lone and hopeless

We are the outcast orphans

We are the ones no one wants

We were the long discarded

We were the weak and useless

We needed rescue and help

We were the long forgotten

We were the disregarded

We couldn’t care for ourselves

I thought to myself, “Man, what a sad history to have. What a sad situation that is.” And then, the next line hit me like a wrecking ball.

But a Father is coming for us.

You adopted us in

And you made us your own

You adopted us in

And you gave us a home

Is that not the way that every Christian sees them self? As those who were once cold, starving, lost, and hopeless, but who were then sought out and adopted by the love of a Father? As those who were once outside, but, by the love of God, were brought inside? As those who were once without a home, but now are a part of a family?

Because of this immense truth, the brick street of Pike’s Market received a few of my tears.

How rich are we who call God our Father.

I encourage you to listen to the whole song below. The full lyrics can be found here.

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
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1 Response to How Christians See Their Lives

  1. Josh Humbert says:

    well said and great band/song choice.

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