Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Now That You Have Seen...You Are Responsible...

Proverbs 24:11-12 
..".once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act."

There are some songs that ring in my soul when I hear them and never stray too far away from  my mind.  I may not be thinking of them, but the words are buried in there to stay.  When the tune  pops up, I start singing without consciously knowing what comes next...but the words come without having to process the lyrics at all.  

This song has been one of those in my life over the past year.  Even more so, since I was at The Covering holding those precious children.  The chorus echos in my mind almost daily.....

"Albertine" by Brooke Fraser
I am sitting still
I think of Angelique
her mothers voice over me
And the bullets in the wall where it fell silent
And on a thousandth hill, I think of Albertine
there in her eyes what I don't see with my own

now that I have seen, I am responsible
Faith without deeds is dead
now that I have held you in my own arms, I cannot let go till you are

I am on a plane across a distant sea
But I carry you in me
and the dust on, the dust on, the dust on my feet


I will tell the world, I will tell them where I've been
I will keep my word
I will tell them Albertine


I am on a stage, a thousand eyes on me
I will tell them, Albertine
I will tell them, Albertine

God continues to move and work in our lives.  Many decisions are in the process of being made.  Some within our control and some are not.  We are praying that God's will be done in our lives so that we can serve more efficiently and effectively.  

There are many possibilities of ministry turning in my head, and I am waiting on the Lord to provide the opportunity to walk through an open door.   I know, though, that I am responsible and I will no longer live a life of dead faith, without serving those who are the most vulnerable.

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