Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Two Sinners~

She stood beside me as we worshipped our Lord.

I didn't know her.

She didn't know me.

Together, the love in our hearts spilled out through our lips.

With arms held high, she reached for God. With eyes closed tight, she entered the throne room of Heaven.

Her shallow face, unable to hide years of heartache and sorrow, glowed with a radiance of one in His presence.

Her body, feeble and weak from years of mistreatment and abuse, stood strong and bold as she poured out her adoration.

Somehow, I felt strangely out of place; as though I was intruding on a sacred moment, a communion of two hearts. One who loved from her soul, the other the Lover of her soul.

As we sang, she cried; tears flowing from her eyes as praise flowed from her heart.

The song continued.

What's going on inside me?
I despise my own behaviour.
This only serves to confirm my suspicion
I'm still a man in need of a Saviour.*

Upon hearing these words, she reached over, grabbed my arm, shaking it with every emotion flooding through her veins and proclaimed, "This is MY song. That's me!"

The sinner in me could not longer deny this truth either. My own tears now streamed down my face as I, too, proclaimed, "This is MY song, too. That's me. That's all of us. We are ALL sinners."

She stood beside me as we worshipped our Lord.

I didn't know her.

She didn't know me.

Two different lives. Two different stories.

Two sinners.

Both in need of a Saviour.

Sign of the cross
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Two sinners.

Both,

saved by HIS grace.




* DC Talk, "In The Light"

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8 comments:

  1. Stacy, this was so touching. How many times do we stand in worship beside a stranger. Yet, in Christ, we are all sinners in need of grace. We are brothers and sisters.

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  2. Yes, NO Longer a Sinner, because saved by His grace. God is so good and I loved your story and the way you told it. Thankful for Salvation and what Jesus has done! Created us into a new person!

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  3. i love this!!!! :) thank you for sharing. it's amazing how close we can feel to strangers in the body of Christ!

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  4. Hi Stacy - I think this is so beautiful, more so for the humility in sharing Christ together in worship. Lovely'
    God bless
    Tracy

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  5. This was really beautiful. So raw and real. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. What a wonderful story and so true! We all come from so many different places in life, but at the end of the day we really are all sinners come to worship our Savior.

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  7. i am so humbled by this post... ((thank you))

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  8. this gave me goosbeumps. Worship is just so ridiculously cool.

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Thank you for leaving a "heartprint" of your own.