EvenIf

Written by cycleguy on February 25th, 2018

This past Friday Jo and I drove to Ohio to see our daughter, son-in-law and Braden, our grandson. It had been since Christmas and we needed our “Braden fix.” I am also keenly aware that there will soon come a day when Grandpa and Mamaw will not be the people we are now…you know…someone to look forward to seeing. So I/we want to take advantage of that now.

Last weekend probably the closest lady friend Jo has in the church took her to see MercyMe in concert at Lafayette. Linda bought her the ticket for Christmas; Tami paid for her 1/2 of the hotel room; and I saved money for her to eat and spend however she wanted to. She had a blast and was thoroughly impressed by MM. So…on our way to Ohio we listened to their CD. It included the song you will have a chance to listen to.

I’ll be honest: I cannot listen or watch this song without tears in my eyes. While I don’t sing, I stand before people week after week as “God’s spokesman.” I’m supposed to have it all together. But what if I don’t? What if I’m struggling with my trust? Can I echo the sentiments of this song?  One thing for sure: this song kicks in the teeth of the health-wealth people who say God is going to make everything okay. G-r-r-r-r-r.

Anyway, enjoy the song. Let it minister to you today, this week. Pass it along to someone who needs to hear it.  For the backstory behind the song, listen to this.

 

11 Comments so far ↓

  1. Dan says:

    “I’m supposed to have it all together. But what if I don’t? What if I’m struggling with my trust?”

    That makes you human! That makes you relatable! We’re all in this together and we only grow if we’re all authentic.

  2. “My hope is You alone . . .” What an amazing song, Bill! So glad that Jo enjoyed the MercyMe concert. What a treat!
    Blessings!

    • cycleguy says:

      I’m glad she did also martha. I’m glad Linda took her. 🙂 if I had heard this song in concert with the back story I would have embarrassed Jo. I would have been a blubbering mess.

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    Thanks for this new Mercy Me selection, Bill. I’m listening in even as we speak.

    Bless you for sharing what’s encouraging your heart …

  4. Lisa notes says:

    I love MercyMe and that song in particular. Real life there. Glad you got to make the visit. Now that I’ve been a grandmother for one month, I understand that urge to go visit all the time! 🙂

  5. gail Kempe says:

    I definitely agree with Dan, we all are in this together, no one escapes this life without hurting at some time. When you hurt, somewhere in the mist of all that pain, we all question God in some way or another, if we are honest with our self. As much as I hated being in the gripes of my situations, my relationship with God, and what he taught me during those times was totally awesome. Bill, when you were totally honest with us, after your accident, I knew this was the church for me. Your sermons inspire and move me, and have been spot on. Great song, I also love, I can only image. Both songs light up my soul.

    • cycleguy says:

      Gail…First, I do agree with you that we all question God in some way. But your words humble me. I wondered about sharing my thoughts after my accident and your words show me i did the right thing. I’m glad you are part of OVCF and call us family. And I sure am glad to be the pastor of a super group of people.

  6. cycleguy says:

    From Gail (a different one than above): Beautiful.

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