Saturday, 28 April 2012

Never Let Me Go


 As I mentioned in my last post, I always find the beach such an inspiring and refreshing place to be. A song I have been listening to on repeat recently, is "Never Let Me Go" by Florence and the Machine. Now I know that the meaning I get when I listen to the lyrics may not necessarily be that which the author intended...but to me in this moment the words speak specifically to my heart and situation.

Sometimes I feel so-overwhelmed by the needs in this world and the unfulfilled desires of my heart...At times I feel like its just easier to do things in my own strength, my own time and out of my own knowledge. However this of course only leads to further disappointment and frustration. At times I battle within myself about doing things out of the mindset of gaining God's love or further approval. The world we live in today is very performance based where we seek to receive love based on what we do rather than who we are. Whilst my blog is called "more than words" which came from a personal conviction to live a life of love and faith in action, I would never want to cultivate a works based faith movement.

I'm thankful for reminders that God so lovingly gives. There is nothing I could do that could make Him love me any more or any less...  If I manage to clothe a thousand orphans, or manage to say something hurtful about a co-worker His love for me remains the same. It is only by His saving grace, in sending His Son that I can be called His.  

May each of us, in our endeavors to make a difference and help those around us remember that "We love because he first loved us..." 1 John 4:19. Without His love, without abiding in Him we can bear nothing good that will last. May it only be from His love that we seek to love others. May we always come back to His arms of love and deliverance, may we be swept under by His love and Never let go...



                                         Florence and The Machine-Never Let Me Go lyrics
Looking out from underneath,
Fractured moonlight on the sea
Reflections still look the same to me,
As before I went under.

And it's peaceful in the deep,
Cathedral where you cannot breathe,
No need to pray, no need to speak
Now I am under.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles onto the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,
And all this devotion was rushing out of me,
And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,
The arms of the ocean deliver me.

Though the pressure's hard to take,
It's the only way I can escape,
It seems a heavy choice to make,
Now I am under.

And it's breaking over me,
A thousand miles down to the sea bed,
Found the place to rest my head.

Never let me go, never let me go.
Never let me go, never let me go.

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