Monday, July 28, 2014

Things We Leave Behind

For the past several weeks we've been listening to the Michael Card album Scribbling in the Sand while riding in the car. He has such great music! One song that has been going through my mind a lot on that album is Things We Leave Behind. Such rich words! A line jumped out at me the other day when I was listening to it.

'Cause when we say no to the things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord




Things We Leave Behind
Michael Card

There sits Simon, so foolishly wise
Proudly he's tending his nets
Then Jesus calls and the boats drift away
And all that he owns he forgets

But more than the nets, he abandoned that day
He found that his pride was soon drifting away
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

Matthew was mindful of taking the tax
And pressing the people to pay
Hearing the call, he responded in faith
And followed the light and the way

And leaving the people so puzzled he found
The greed in his heart was no longer around and
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

Every heart needs to be set free
From possessions that hold it so tight
'Cause freedom's not found in the things that we own
It's the power to do what is right

With Jesus, our only possession
And giving becomes our delight
And we can't imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

We show a love for the world in our lives
By worshiping goods we possess
Jesus has laid all our treasures aside
And love God above all the rest

'Cause when we say no to the things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord and
It's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

And when we say no to the things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord and
It's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind
Oh, and it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

2 comments:

Joanne Mitchell said...

Great words, Kati! Thank you for sharing :-)

Cheryl said...

I am loving this album (and this song) too! So much to ponder, these words...