Sleeve Notes 101: I Turn To You

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I Turn To You

I'm hurting tonight! I'm hurting because once yet again I've witnessed people, in the name of Christ, behave in an arrogant, egotistical way causing one who is looking for truth in his own life to be turned away. For whatever reason, people seem to think that once they come to Christ and get a little settled in, they are the voice of God. They feel no pause when it comes to pointing out areas in other's lives they don't feel measure up to what God wants.

I wonder sometimes if God doesn't look down and wipe a tear from His eye as He sees those who in His name bring pain, confusion, disillusionment to those who are struggling. I want to rail against these people and say to them "you know nothing about the love and mercies of God! If you did, you would be an extension of that love and mercy." Oh to me, His hand extended, reaching out to the oppressed...Let me touch Him, Let me touch Jesus, so that other's may know... It's an old hymn I grew up hearing. But I'm beginning to think that some people only pay lip service.

As all of these thoughts have been buzzing in my head, I decided to take a break from watching this crash. I sat down and turned on the TV. One of my favorite movies is on and just as I turned it on, my favorite part was playing. In the movie Bend It Like Beckham, there is a scene in a dance club and the song that plays goes like this...I turn to you like the flower leaning towards the sun. I turn to you, you're the only one...

In my hurt right now, I'm doing the only thing I know to do. I'm turning to the One! The One who brings comfort to those who hurt! Who dries the eyes of those who weep. The One who mends the broken heart! The One who causes the sun to shine again! I'm giving Him my pain and I'm asking for forgiveness...not just for me, but for all those, who in the name of Christ, cause such pain and hatred.

I turn to you, 'cuz you're the only one! I turn to you!!


Blogger drifter said...

Thanks for a beautiful post Jonathan.

9:13 AM  

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