Monday, August 15, 2011

C.S. Lewis Song

I love this song by Brooke Fraser. The first verse is a paraphrase of a C.S. Lewis quote from Mere Christianity: 

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." 

This is the whole premise of the song, that we are not made for this world. So we will hope and wait for the day of the Lord. In the meantime, I'm clinging to his promise that

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  
Isaiah 40:31 

(Andrew took these pretty pictures on the video in California)

"C.S. Lewis Song"

If I find in myself desires nothing in this world can satisfy,
I can only conclude that I was not made for here.
If the flesh that I fight is at best only light and momentary,
then of course I'll feel nude when to where I'm destined I'm compared.

Speak to me in the light of the dawn,
Mercy comes with the morning.
I will sigh and with all creation groan as I wait for hope to come for me.

Am I lost or just less found? On the straight or on the roundabout of the wrong way?
Is this a soul that stirs in me, is it breaking free, wanting to come alive?

Cause my comfort would prefer for me to be numb,
And avoid the impending birth of who I was born to become.

For we, we are not long here,
Our time is but a breath, so we better breathe it.
And I, I was made to live, I was made to love, I was made to know you.
Hope is coming for me,
Hope, He's coming. 


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nefarious Documentary

This weekend Andrew and I went to see the film Nefarious: Merchant of Souls produced by Exodus Cry to raise awareness of the severity and reality of sex trafficking around the world. Exodus Cry is an organization a part of IHOP that works for the ending of human trafficking and the restoration of those caught in the web of the sex industry. It seeks to bring widespread awareness on the issues of modern slavery while reaching out to those caught in the sex industry. 
Here is the trailer:

It's so easy to get comfortable in my own world and not take the time to think about, and more importantly, pray about global issues like these. I'm so thankful to be a part of a church who prioritizes justice and approaches it in a way that scripture teaches us: The combination of 24/7 prayers for justice and 24/7 works for justice. 

Lord, give me a heart for the broken and the helpless. Put in me a sense of urgency to pray day and night for revival and justice around the world. 

Luke 18:7-8 "And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly."