Friday, February 3, 2012

Christ is My Lifeline

(This is a follow up to my previous post titled:  “A Love Like That of Christ’s”) 

As I listened to the song, “Surely We Can Change”, multiple times, I began to feel strengthened to endure.  After all, I could not argue with the Lord about how true love, the love He gives and calls me to, has no conditions.  After I stopped replaying the song on my iPod, one of the following songs which began to play was “Lifeline” from a Mandisa CD.  Oh, this one was also so very appropriate for the moment!

With “Surely We Can Change”, I felt the Lord’s loving instruction.  With “Lifeline”, I felt His encouragement and His reminder that He is my All in all!  His love is constant, unwavering, and unfailing.  Even when the ones we love do not return our love, He has more than enough love to give us and pour over us. 

You are my lifeline
You are my rescue
Strength in my weakness
Light in my darkness
You are my safety
Lifter of my head
The air that I need when
I can't seem to breathe in

You are my lifeline
You are my lifeline

How many times
How many turns will it take ‘til I learn
You reach for me in my need
And when I cry I’ll faithfully find you
When life comes crashin’ on me

At the same time that I replayed this uplifting song over and over again, the clouds that had been in the sky above dispersed, and the sun shone brightly.  I was finally able to lift my head, smile, and rejoice in my heart because Christ was certainly the Lifeline in my life.  Anytime, day or night, good times or bad times, He is there with me and for me.  He is the lifter of my head.  He is my encourager.  He is the source of my strength and endurance.  When I am in need, He offers Himself.  When I rejoice, He rejoices with me.  When I am filled with sorrow, He comforts me.  When I am weak and faithless, He is my strength and sustains me with His faith. 

By the time I had walked 4 miles that day, I had been as the psalmist who begins a psalm by crying their woes but finishes by praising and rejoicing in the Lord.  I was so encouraged and lifted up, that in the evening, I sat down for a few hours and created this music video to go along with the song.  I wanted and needed to share it with others.  May you be blessed by it.

Thankful to have Christ as my Lifeline,
Mary Ann

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