Morning has broken

I listened to a couple songs from Derek Webb’s new House CD today on the way to work. This CD is several of his songs with a few previously unreleased which are recorded live in front of small “house” audiences. Listening to Derek introduce his previously unreleased song I Repent was interesting. I listened to the song and reflected. The man has a way with words. Then, I listened to Derek talk about Wedding Dress and how the song speaks to how unworthy he is and how he struggles to believe. That song is something else. I know a lot of people were grumbling when it came out because the chorus has a verse that says, “I am a whore I do confess But I put you on just like a wedding dress and I run down the aisle.” Makes me think…..which of us has not done this? Who is totally faithful? Upon self-reflection my realization of the grace of God is really magnified. A Holy God having mercy upon me? A sinner? Jesus Christ shedding His blood for me? A sinner? Amazingly enough, yes!

Reflecting upon the depravity of this world it’s so amazing that God has mercy on any of us. As many unholy thoughts and actions that we have and do. The way we disobey and mistreat others and put ourselves first. We still get to live and breathe another day to sin during our sanctification. Yet, our worship is still accepted through Jesus Christ. Our sins covered and our peace and rest we find in Him. Thank you Lord and Savior.

By Derek Webb in his words

i repent of my pursuit of America’s dream
i repent of living like i deserve anything
my house, my fence, my kids, and my wife
in our suburb where we’re safe and white
i am wrong and of these things i repent
i repent of parading my liberty
i repent of paying forvwhat i get for free
the way i believe that i am living right
by trading sins for others that are easier to hide
i am wrong and of these things i repent
i repent judging by a law that even i can’t keep
wearin righteousness like a disguise to see through
the planks in my own eyes
i repent of trading truth for false unity
i repent of confusing peace and idolatry
of caring more of what they think than what i know of what they need
and domesticating You until You look just like me
i am wrong and of these things i repent

I repent,

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