Come to Jesus and Come Lord Jesus

Come to Jesus and Come Lord Jesus

Today (and for days now) I’ve been meditating on this truth of how to see ourselves and how to see others in our spiritual community.

“We are not our problems.  We are not our wounds.  We are not our sins.  We are persons of radical worth and unrevealed beauty.  If we face ourselves fully, we will be broken by what we see, by the selfishness and fear and rage and lust that cover our spiritual beauty like tarnish on silver.  But the silver is there.  Something brilliant and intact gleams through the stain of our brokenness.”

“…what is deepest within is not brokenness but beauty, the literal beauty of Christ.”

Larry Crab – Becoming a True Spiritual Community

And as I meditate on these things, this song is playing in the back of my mind.  Listen to Matt describe the birth and the lyrics of this song. It is such a perfect complement to the thoughts above.

Despite all our ‘tarnish” we are still invited to say, Come Lord Jesus.

Grace…so much grace…


For all the thirsty in need of the river
For all the sleeping hearts waking from their slumber
For everyone still standing at the shoreline, come

For all the hurting souls running from their healer
For all the skeptics running from an answer
Let everyone who hears these words say come

For the Spirit and the Bride say come
Yeah, the Spirit and the Bride say come

For all the Pharisees, empty on the inside
For all the lovers who spent their love on a lie
For the forgotten, the Father’s heart says come

For all the fatherless looking for approval
For all the daughters who’ve never heard they’re beautiful
Let everyone who hears these words say come

Amen, Amen
Come Lord Jesus, Come Again
Until then, Until then
Grace and Peace be ours, Amen

Till you come again
Peace be ours, Amen
Till you come again
Till you come again

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