A Song for Sunday–Come to the River

Come to the River–Rhett Walker Band

I’m torn between myself and your truth
These cursed memories, forever seeping through
My thirst for myself left me wanting more
Till I found myself face down on your shore

You say, come to the river
Oh, and lay yourself down and let your heart be found
You say come to the river
Drink from the cup I pour and thirst no more

I think I might be living under a rock, since I hadn’t heard of this band before last week. Maybe I’ve heard their music, but I have a terrible habit of forgetting band names and song titles. Judging by the fact that their debut single (When Mercy Found Me) was nominated for a Grammy in 2012, it may very well be that I need to wake up and pay attention! I love the message, I love the sound. This song caught my ear and has stuck with me for days.

Besides the infectious nature of the music, the best part: the truth of the message. It never fails–when I get caught up in what I want, what I need, what I think…I get tripped up. I’ve been face down on that shore, and it was a pretty hard landing. God’s help made it possible to get up and start again. Now that things are going better, I can’t forget how I got here. I need to stay tuned to God’s plan for me. I need to remember that He is there to bear me up when I get overwhelmed, when I feel that I can’t handle what’s coming my way, when I can’t deal with the memory of past mistakes dragging me down, when I think it’s no use struggling for more or for better. He is there to hold me up, to fill me with what I need, so that I can do what He intends for me to do. God’s love and mercy are beyond what we can imagine. In His name, we can do more than we think possible. I think I’m going to be listening to this song for weeks to come!

You say, come to the river
Oh, and lay yourself down and let your heart be found
You say come to the river
Drink from the cup I pour and thirst no more

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