Monday, February 14, 2011

Come Home ~ A Love Story

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought to yourself  "man, I really hope so and so hears this" or "this song would be great for someone struggling with this, I hope they hear it."  Lately there has been one song that I hear over and over on KLove and I think all the time "I truly hope the person that needs to hear this does."  Not once did it ever occur to me that I am that person that needs to hear it.  Not until last week.  I was driving home from work, getting ready for a meeting at our house that night, and I took a different way home, was stuck in traffic about to lose my mind with all the crazy people on the highway, and then this song came on...



The one part that says "there is power in the blood of Jesus" gets me every time.  And that was before I realized I "needed" this song.  Now I am a huge wreck when I hear it. 

The lyrics to this song really resonate with me and the season of life I am in right now.  The whole "come home" to me always reminds of someone who has lost faith, or walked away from their faith, like the prodigal son.  But when I sat and thought about it, coming homes means just that, come home to the Lord.  I am not sure how to put my emotions and thoughts about this song into words, other than they truly speak to me however cliche that sounds.  When it talks about running and searching for something, I guess I always think someone looking for faith, but for me it means running from the Bible, or from things and people that God is trying to use to build me up.  I am going to let you in on a little secret, I am not perfect, gasp, I know, right.  I struggle every single day with reading my Bible, I struggle everyday to not say a bad word, I struggle everyday praying, I struggle everyday to set a good example of a Godly wife, mother, and person for my girls.  I struggle everyday to not say something snarky back to Eric, and to respond with love instead.  I have struggles and hurdles to jump and climb.  Some are bigger than others, and some days I do "okay" at life. 

So wherever you are in your faith, in your life, in your walk with God, or if you are not walking with God right now, just know you are welcome any time at home with your Heavenly Father.  What a great thing to know and feel on Valentine's Day nonetheless.  Remember "there is power in the blood of Jesus and your father is screaming just come home."   

7 comments:

Jenilee said...

I love that last sentence... what a wondrous gift from God!

HappyascanB said...

LOVE It! You know, I've heard this song on KLOVE, too, and I even sing along when I hear it.

But I've never really listened to it until now. Love it!

What a mighty God we serve!

Kristin said...

Oh Kate, that was such a beautiful post. Just like B, I've heard this song many times and never really listened to the words of it. Why do we always buy into the lie that we must be perfect in order to be in the arms of Jesus.....we can come home to Him at any time. What a beautiful reminder. Sarah Hart Pearson's new CD has her singing Nothing But the Blood of Jesus and I can't ever sing it without tearing up. Those words are just so powerful.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love KLOVE. Great song. I too struggle daily. So glad that we are set free and we can always come home...meet with HIM anytime.

Mom Putnam said...

You have made me see the song in a whole new light.

Becca said...

LOVE this post!!! Thanks for sharing that!!

Holly said...

I've been hearing that song a lot and I really like it! And that part of the song gets me too when they say there's power in the blood of Jesus and then saying to come home