Monday, September 24, 2007

One of my birds flew from my nest today

We just got our daughter off to YWAM this morning, so did two friends drop off their sons from Atlanta.

Also this morning, I heard the Keith Green song, "Asleep in the Light".
Not that this was hard, but it brought tears to my eyes.
Keith Green, I understand, was partially responsible for beginning YWAM. He helped cast the vision, I believe.

Back to the song. Have any of you heard it? It's about caring about the lost vs. being complacent as a believer. There's a pretty large group of youngsters about to care for the lost, lonely, hurting. The song never fails to challenge me and to break my heart.

Please pray for these young people.

Some of them have come from 1/2 way around the world--first time away from home.
My daughter shares a room with 5 other girls. Iron will sharpen iron. Hopefully lovingly.

I believe God had me hear that song. I'll see if I can look up and post the lyrics.

here they are:

Asleep in the Light

by Keith Green

Do you see, do you see
All the people sinking down
Don't you care, don't you care
Are you gonna let them drown?

How can you be do numb,
Not to care if they come?
You close your eyes
And pretend the jobs done.

Oh bless me Lord, bless me lord
You know its all I ever hear
No one aches, no one hurts
No one even sheds one tear

But he cries, he weeps, he bleeds
And he cares for your needs.
And you just lay back
And keep soaking it in.
Oh can't you see its such a sin

'Cause he brings people to your door
And you turn them away
As you smile and say,
"God bless you, be at peace."
And all heaven just weeps,
'cause Jesus came to you door.
You've left him out on the streets.

Open up open up,
And give yourself away.
You see the need, you hear the cries,
So how can you delay?

Gods calling and you're the one.
But like Jonah you run.
He's told you to speak,
But you keep holding it in.
Oh cant you see its such a sin?

The world is sleeping in the dark.
That the church just cant fight,
cause its asleep in the light.
How can you be so dead
When you've been so well fed?
Jesus rose from the grave
And you, you cant even get out of bed.

Oh, Jesus rose from the dead
Come on get out of your bed!

How can you be so numb
Not to care if they come?
You close your eyes,
And pretend the jobs done.
You close your eyes,
And pretend the jobs done.

Don't close your eyes.
Don't pretend the jobs done.
Come away, come away, come away with me my love...
Come away, come away, come away with me my love...

1 comment:

Carla said...

Evelyn, I can't believe that I decided to check out your blog, and find the lyrics to this song posted there. I know this song well, it has moved me many times in my life to jump in over my head and attempt to make a differece out there somewhere. I find myself in just such a place today, in over my head. I find myself weary and feeling quite forsaken at the moment. But this song reminds me of what brings true fulfillment in life. It reminds me that it truly isn't about me, because I have not suffered as the Lord Jesus have I. I will continue the race, even though I can barely drag my feet behind me. Love you,