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Friday, February 10, 2012

Long Way Home...

Those of you that know me well know that since the summer of 1992 my favourite singer/songwriter has been Steven Curtis Chapman. There are many things I have found in common with and/or appreciated about Steven Curtis Chapman over the years, including a passion for adoption, a passion for the lost, and faithfulness to God even when times are tough. Every time he comes out with a new album, every song speaks to my heart about my Savior and my relationship with Him! I could quote song after song to give example, but the one that is speaking to me tonight is "Long Way Home." Here are the lyrics:

I set out on a great adventure
The day my Father started leading me home
Said there's gonna be mountians to climb
And valleys were gonna go through

But I had no way of knowing
Just how hard this journey could be
Cause the mountians are steeper
And the valleys are deeper than I ever would had dreamed

But I know were gonna make it
And I know were gonna get there soon
And I know sometimes it seems like, were going the wrong way
But it's just the long way home

Some rocks in my shoes
Fears I wish I could lose
That make the mountians so hard to climb
And my heart gets so heavy with the weight of the world sometimes

There's a bag of regrets,
Should've beens, and not yets
That I keep on dragging around
And I can hardly wait till the day I get to lay them all down

I know that day is coming
I know its gonna be here soon
I won't turn back even if the whole world says I'm going the wrong way
Cause it's just the long way home

When we cant take another step
The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms
And even on the best days, He says to remember were not home yet
So don't get too comfortable
Cause we are just pilgrams passing through

I know that day is coming
I know were gonna be there soon
I keep on singing and believing
What all of my songs say

Cause our God has made a promise
And I know everything He says is true
He promised He would never ever leave us
He's gonna lead us
He'll lead us home

Every single step of the long way home
So keep on, we're gonna make it
Were just taking the long way home
So keep on, were gonna make it
I know, we're gonna make it
Its just the long way home


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  2. I posted this song a couple of weeks ago after I first heard it. His songs speak to my heart as well. I am striving to enjoy the journey, however long...