I am a missionary in Spain who desires for the power of the Holy Spirit to be unleashed in me, to be unabashed about the love of Christ, and unafraid to go where God calls. These are my stories in this journey of letting God have everything.

23 August 2007

I'm Standing

I really like Patty Griffin. If you've not heard her sing before, I highly recommend you get off your butt right now and go listen to her. Her voice and her lyrics are so powerful! Her song "Standing" has gotten under my skin. When I listen to this song I can see myself standing in the shadow of the cross. I'm not sure if she intended to make it sound this way, but this is how I hear it and it moves me.

I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
Feel the fear everywhere
Hope it don't get me killed
I'm standing in the shadow of the hill
I'm standing in the shadow walking blind
I've been unfair & unkind
Turned away from your suffering far too many times
Now I'm standing in the shadow walking blind
Sister, brother, there's a fire on the hill
And it's burning like a lantern
Making all this time stand still
I'm standing, I'm standing, I'm standing
I'm standing, standing, standing
Mother, I am weak but I am strong
Standing in the darkness this long
But in the deepest darkness I listen to your song
Mother I am weak but I am strong
I'm standing, and I'm standing, I'm standing
I'm standing, standing, standing, I'm standing
Standing in the shadow of the hill

This is just so true of how we should be living. Thank you Patty, God has used you!!!

1 comment:

just me said...

this is the second blogger page i've been to in the last 5 minute that had pg lyrics written out because they were so powerful. the last page i went to had "forgiveness" written out. and just yesterday, i sang (okay screamed) along to moses on the way to work. maybe moses isn't as powerful as forgiveness or standing or the mlk song, but it is cleansing.