Faith Journey

Through the Fire

Through the Fire

I heard this song, Through the Fire, at church for the first time.  Oh, my word…this speaks to me on so many levels, I cannot even articulate.  Our sermon, Sunday, was on John 9:1-7.  I have read this a thousand and forty-five times.  From this perspective, however, I have never heard it.

It is about the man, born blind, and the disciples ask what sin he did (in utero) or his parents did to cause his blindness.  God allowed his blindness.  In verse 3 He says “Jesus answered, neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.”

Wow

That is a verse that may be tattooed on my person.  It struck me in a way that gave me a sense of peace about Hunter.  Did he sin in utero?  Well, we are born sinners, but I don’t think that is what caused his condition.  Did his parents sin?  That’d be a giant heck yes.  Yet, we have to think that the sins of the father come down on the children in the Old Testament, not the New.  Again, different.

Maybe, Just Maybe

I should lean back on that verse and think that he has this condition because God allowed it so that the “works of God” could be revealed in him.  I think that is what I will cling to right now because A) I can.  B) I want to C) who is going to tell me different?

Through the Fire Lyrics

So many times I’ve questioned certain circumstances
Or things I could not understand
Many times in trials, weakness blurs my vision
And my frustration gets so out of hand

I am Reminded

Its then I am reminded I’ve never been forsaken
I’ve never had to stand the test alone
As I look at all the victories
The spirit rises up in me
And its through the fire my weakness is made strong

He Never Promised

He never promised that the cross would not get heavy
And the hill would not be hard to climb
He never offered our victories without fighting

What He Did Say

But He said help would always come in time
Just remember when your standing in the valley of decision
And the adversary says give in
Just hold on, our Lord will show up
And He will take you through the fire again

Within Myself

I know within myself that I would surely perish
But if I trust the hand of God, He’ll shield the flames again, again
He never promised that the cross would not get heavy
And the hill would not be hard to climb
He never offered our victories without fighting
But He said help would always come in time
Just remember when your standing in the valley of decision
And the adversary says give in
Just hold on, our Lord will show up
And He will take you through the fire again
Gerald Crabb. © 1999 Lehsem Songs

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