Nuffnang

Here is my Life

I love to sing this song.


(Words and Music by Ed Conlin)

Behold the eyes of the Lord search the face of the earth

To find hearts that are given, seeking souls to make pure.

To enflame this world's darkness, to warm cold hearts with grace.

Am I here, Lord, for such a time, for such a place?

Here is my life, Lord: heart, mind and body.

My soul's surrender, take it for your own.

And you will lead, I know, where only love can go.

Here is my life, O Lord, my life for you.


There is a love stronger than death, passion deeper than this life

In the heart's purest longing lies the pearl of great price.

One love all loves surpassing, true surrender the cost.

Am I here, Lord, to bear this love and share its cross?

Here is my life, Lord: heart, mind and body.

My soul's surrender, take it for your own.

And you will lead, I know, where only love can go.

Here is my life, O Lord, my life for you.


My reflections....

everyday, we are faced with different directions, different
paths to take. what would these paths be? your desire to serve
your parents, watch over your little friends, do good in your
work/school? do you make peace with your enemies? do you persist on
looking at the evil in other people? do you add up to the confusions
and complexities of your environment? are you initiating arguments?

amidst all these seemingly unanswerable, insurmountable troubles in life,
do we seek peace? is there peace?

for a moment, ask yourself... who am i? what am i?
am i a peace giver? am i a peace lover?
i only have one body, one soul fused together... i cannot bear to hold
all complexities in life... i know that. i have one heart to carry all the
pains of my life, could i accommodate all the pains of the world?
i have one mind to think of all my past, present and future concerns. will
this single mind understand all the concerns of the world, past, future and
present?

i am a single being, not capabale of living alone and most importantly,
not worthy alone.

we travel through life, and along the way, we meet a friend, our loved ones,
our inspiration. we take them along with us... are we to demonstrate to
them the hardships of living alone, of being confused and abused?

we have gone ahead of them, we know what types of road they will go through,
and what we will be showing them is the easiest road, the road of silence,
the road of peace, the road of happiness... the road that the Shepherd has
promised us.

in that same road, i know, we will pass by the good old friends, enemies
who loved us in return, peers who cared for us all along, families who
supported us until the end, and the one true lover who suffered death for
us... for me. am i still alone, confused and abused?

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