Friday, September 17, 2010

Way Back Home

The Way Back Home

(v1)  I’ve been alone, I’ve been afraid, and scared of You

Where should I go, who can I trust, what to do

I am lost, please show me the way back home



(v2)  Here I am Lord, empty again, I’m on my knees

I seek Your face, I seek Your way, Your will indeed

I am lost, and You are the way back home  
         


And when I arrive, You’re there for me

Your outstretched arms, reaching out for me

I’ve been found again, like I was never lost

And I know, that’s where I want to be



(v3)  I’m not alone, I’m not afraid or scared of You

You’re where I go, You I can trust, I’m loving You

I was lost, and You showed the way back home.



(v4)  I am back Lord, hopeful again, I’m on Your knees

I love Your face, I love Your way, You indeed

I was lost, and You were the way back home



And when I arrive, You’re there for me

Your outstretched arms, reaching out for me

I’ve been found again, like I was never lost

And I know, You’re where I want to be                                        Beth Gore © 2006


Background

Like the modern day "Prodigal Son".  Sometimes we stray far from God.  Other times we're just a bit distant.  Either way, we find ourselves at times needing to come back home.  And just like the Father in the Biblical account, God is always there with His arms outstretched. 

I love how the second verse shows the exact opposite of everything in the first verse.  And that's what God does with our lives.  He takes death and gives us life.  He takes the hopeless and gives us joy.  

The concept of God being our "Home" is also interesting to me.  Instead of "home" being a destination, "home" is a relationship with the Father. 

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