Tuesday, April 7, 2015

just for me

I was driving to work the other morning when a song began to play on the radio.
In that brief moment when the opening bars of music give way to voice, I felt.... surprise.
It was like running into an old friend in a city far away.
That unexpected delight of recognition.
That flash of something...almost longing...for another time, for memories shared.
It was Keith Green.
And he was singing Your Love Broke Through.
I turned into the parking lot at work and reluctantly turned off the car.
I found myself thinking about the lyrics and humming snatches of the song all day at work.
Sure wished I could have heard the whole song.
On the way home, I listened to the traffic report and music, eventually flipping back to the station I had listened to on the way to work and found myself just as startled as I'd been in the morning.
There it was again.
Your Love Broke Through.
And right in the middle of the song.
An acapella group this time, singing the second half of the song.
Felt like it was just for me.

Your Love Broke Through--Keith Green

Like a foolish dreamer trying to build a highway to the sky
All my hopes would come tumbling down
And I never knew just why
Until today, when you pulled away the clouds
That hung like curtains on my eyes
Well I've been blind all these wasted years
And I thought I was so wise
But then you took me by surprise

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed
Until your love broke through
I've been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me
Until your love broke through

All my life I've been searching for that crazy missing part
And with one touch, you just rolled away
The stone that held my heart
And now I see that the answer was as easy
As just asking you in
And I am so sure I could never doubt
Your gentle touch again
It's like the power of the wind

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed
Until your love broke through
I've been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me
Until your love, your love broke through
Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed
Until your love broke through
Until your love broke through

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