Write. Just write. It doesn’t have to perfect, I realize. Actually, I find that the bulk of my inspiration comes from being in church and in community with loved ones, especially fellow believers, outside of church. I have to give my pastor a lot of credit, actually, as something he said in church today really resonated with me.
Namely, take a look at Exodus 12 and tell me who you think the angel of death was. Some say an archangel, some believe there was another angel assigned to do this task, some say Jesus (“the Angel of the Lord,” as He is so often called in the Old Testament.).The answer surprised me, as I was of one of the other schools of thought that, well, wasn’t what God meant to show us. Considering that the Angel of Death passed over houses marked by lambs’ and goats’ blood and that pointed to the sacrifice Christ made for us well after the Exodus, I think that is a neon sign pointing to Who the Angel was.
That also got me thinking and, thus, I am writing again!
So far, I have what is written here:
The Angel of Death could have taken my life that night
He passed over my house and saw the doorframes./
But He saw the blood and He spared me from the might
That could have meant the end of His love and my days./
But in His grace, I lived to see my shame taken away
And He chose to die when the punishment was mine!/
How can it be that He chose me to live freely for His sake?
Why should I have been spared from the fate to die?
But He is here and in His death saved me
He is working in my life even when I cannot see./
God will stay faithful even in my unbelief-
Yes, even when I doubt, or I don’t believe . . ./
He walks with me, He walks with me.
Child, are you wandering in the deserts of your past
Questioning what you have not instead of seeing what you have?
There is grace, there is mercy, it is free, just come and ask
Without cost and with an open heart, will your chains break at last!
You are free in Him, loved, wanted, chosen, forgiven
He will never leave or forsake you in His promise./
Oh, come to the fountains, all who are thirsty!
Drink from the well of life and prepare to live free!
Something like that. If you have any comments, questions, etc., please do share them.
By the way, I’m also linking y’all to the sermon here.
Let me know what you think! All comments are welcome provided they are clean, etc.