13 March 2009

Grass and God

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Warning: Highly Christian post containing extremely spiritual content.

So, I was driving this morning with my Zune on shuffle and this Nichole Nordeman song came on, called “My Offering”. I’ve heard this song before and to be honest, it wasn’t one of my favorites, but today it struck me, in a major way. Here is the first verse:

If You made me like the grass that is green
Growing tall and covering the hills above me
Maybe I would pray for sunshine and a little rain
To fall now and then to make me lovely
I could be a place where sheep could graze
Or barefoot feet could play
And I would grow and grow and hope
You'd bend down low
To hear me sing my offering

It’s the last few lines that made me bawl…

And I would grow and grow and hope
You'd bend down low
To hear me sing my offering

This is why I was crying… The idea that the God of the universe, in charge of all things, great and small, would bend down low for ME! That Jesus DIED on the cross for ME! What on Earth!!! I’m stunned and amazed and overwhelmed. I sung the rest of the song in complete and utter PRAISE over his amazing love for us.

(Chorus)
Open up the heavens, open up the sky
All of Your creation wants to testify
I have a song, so let the earth sing along
'Cause I just want to praise You

I love praise and worship! LOVE it. Unfortunately I don’t realize what God can do through it every time. Sometimes I’m just singing the words. But today, it was amazing and I felt God’s Spirit fill me.

For you non-Christians out there….let me describe what it’s like to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I’m not a poet and not very good with analogies, AT ALL, so bear with me. It’s like if you were a ding-dong and the cream was emptied…ok, no…that doesn’t work. (that’s pretty gross and a little sexual…heh) Ummmmm….it’s like if you puked and then ate something…..UGGGHHH…this is tough. Ok….I got it, it’s like if you were a balloon filled with regular air, then you were deflated and filled with helium that lifted you to the sky. woo hoo….look I’m a poet! I am totally addicted to helium!! haha. To be fully emptied of ourselves and filled again with the Holy Spirit like a river pouring into you like a waterfall. I’m not kidding people, a WATERFALL! Soooo awesome! And He lifts you higher than you could ever imagine. I’m am soooo floating right now.

Oh…and this is how the song ends.

And the sun every morning cannot wait to shine
And the stars every evening are all standing by
to light the sky
Give the rocks and the stones voices of their own
If we forget to sing praises to our King

So, that’s how my morning went. Let’s see how the rest of the day goes. heh.

NOTE: That is Ollie in the picture. hehe. Isn’t he the cutest little button?

5 comments:

Amy Cheng said...

In the car, I also had a vision of being a single blade of grass amongst the hundreds of billions and God having the ability to find us and use us for His purposes. Sorry...forgot to mention that part.

Gosh, talk about a spiritual drive. What are you doing, God?

Ashley Julian said...

Wow, sounds like an awesome morning. I LOVE it when that happens! I've had some pretty amazing God moments in my van. It's kind of like my sanctuary...that and the shower.
And yes...Ollie is SO super duper cute!

Seattle Lynne said...

Great posting Amy. Loved it and the picture...you are a poet with your pictures for sure! Thanks for sharing.
Lynne

neely said...

thanks for the warning:)! You might want to save this as your devo on the week you lead at group:)!!

Jodie Howerton said...

I love it when God shows up unexpectedly to surprise us, to floor us with his grace and all consuming love. Jealous. I just had a normal morning....