A Song for Sunday: Love Is War

I have been borderline obsessed with this song since I heard Hillsong United sing it at Passion 2014. I finally decided to make it my 2015 theme song to match up with my One Word 365 – fight. More about that tomorrow.

Emphasis added to the lyrics below. These are the phrases that speak most to me lately.

In Your justice and Your mercy
Heaven walked the broken road
Here to fight this sinner’s battle
Here to make my fall Your own

Turn my eyes to see Your face
As all my fears surrendered
Hold my heart within this grace
Where burden turns to wonder

I will fight to follow
I will fight for love
To throw my life forever
Into the triumph of the Son

Let Your love be my companion
In the war against my pride
Long to break all vain obsession
Till You’re all that I desire

And I know Your love has won it all
You took the fall
To embrace my sorrows
I know You took the fight
You came and died but the grave was borrowed
I know You stood again
So I can stand with a life to follow
In the light of Your Name

One Word 2013: Delight

Through the hallway. Out the door of the CNN Center. Down the sidewalk. Up the ramps. Up the stairs.

I settled into the orange seat near the rafters of the Georgia Dome on January 2 just after the evening session at Passion 2013 started.

It was the first full session I was able to see. The day before, I had sorted socks for hours before grabbing a quick dinner, watching a few minutes of the opening session and heading off to volunteer at Kneel, the student prayer room.

I’m totally biased, but the prayer room is the absolutely best place to serve during a Passion event. Students come and go throughout the event – kneeling, standing, sitting, prostrating themselves in prayer. One afternoon, they waited in line until the over-packed prayer rooms had space for them to pray! Continue reading