So I got an Ipod about 9 months ago when I lived in Atlanta...didn't use it everyday because I was always driving everywhere and listening to the radio or a CD. Now living in the city and walking or taking the subway everywhere, I take it with me everyday! I feel like I am walking around sometimes in my own personal music video...listening to whatever and watching everyone go by. Tonight , it was raining as I was going to meet a friend at Starbucks... not too cold, really kind of peaceful. I was listening to "Redeemer, Savior, Friend" by David Kaulfman since I am singing it this weekend in our service and my heart was moved as I looked at the people around me. During the Easter season, I always ask God to soften my heart again toward the cross - to help me once again see His suffering for me and experience it in a new and fresh way. Well, tonight as I sang the words to myself , I saw Jesus as the Redeemer of this city and I felt His passion for them. It invigorated my thirst for My Savior once again...the words of the 2nd verse say it so well.
"Every stripe upon Your battered back- Every thorn that pierced Your brow. Every nail drove deep through guiltless hands said that Your love knows no end - Redeemer, Savior, Friend."
©1999 Integrity's Hosanna! Music / Integrity's Praise!Words and Music by Darrell Evans and Chris Springer