Saturday, August 1, 2009

He Knows My Name and At the Cross

My heart often is greatly moved and encouraged by the words men and women put to music. Last Sunday was another example of God revealing how incredible and compassionate He is towards me, His beloved child, in whom He died for. The songs that I would like to comment on are: He Knows My Name by Tommy Walker and At the Cross by Darlene Zschech. Please forgive me if I have posted on either or both of these songs in the past (I know I posted on He Knows My Name during the pool project but I don't think I gave any real heart feedback). Here are the lyrics to both of the songs.

He Knows My Name, by Tommy Walker

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

I have a Father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
No matter where I go

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
And He hears me when I call

At the Cross, by Darlene Zschech

Oh Lord You
You know my way
Even when I fail You
I know You love me

Your holy presence
Surrounding me
In every season
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You go before me
You shield my way
Your hand upholds me
I know You love me

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done

And when the earth fades
Falls from my eyes
And You stand before me
I know You love me
I know You love me

Each of these songs affects me in different ways depending what is going on in my heart at the moment that I sing these songs and the contribution of certain musical instruments. Just look at words of these songs, so very amazing who God is to His beloved children. The personal pronouns and verbs are strong in this song. "I have, He formed, He knows, He sees, He hears and He calls". He is my Maker, He formed my heart, My life is in His hands, He knows my name, He knows my every thought, He sees each tear that falls, He hears me when I call, He is my Father and calls me His own and He will never leave me. What security to put my trust in Him.

He knows me so well, better than I know myself. He knows my every thought, not just some, not only the good and honoring thoughts but each and every one of them. He knows my joys and my struggles. He sees the tears that have fallen (or the tears that have not fallen outwardly but inwardly in my heart). He hears me when I call for help, guidance, escape, forgiveness and for renewed hope in the cross. What a promise that He will NEVER leave me, no matter where I or my heart go.

Oh and to know that He loves me. Not just that He loves me but to know that the God of the universe loves me, that I am precious to Him, He knew He was going to the cross to die for my sins, that He knows me. Again what a promise, even when life as we know it now is over, and God is standing before me in Heaven, I will know that He loves me.

No comments: