As we continue on our Lenten Journey the song that I would like to reflect upon today is I am by David Crowder. I mentioned this song last year when we were writing about the I AM’s of God and it’s still a song that draws me closer to God throughout the year and especially during Lent. The lyrics are as follows:
There’s no space that His love can’t reach There’s no place where we can’t find peace There’s no end to Amazing Grace Take me in with Your arms spread wide Take me in like an orphan child Never let go, never leave my side.
I am, Holding on to You. I am, Holding on to You. In the middle of the storm, I am Holding on, I am
Love like this, Oh my God to find! I am overwhelmed what a joy divine! Love like this sets our hearts on fire!
This is my Resurrection Song This is my Hallelujah Come This is why to You I run This is my Resurrection Song This is my Hallelujah Come This is why to You I run There’s no space that His love can’t reach There’s no place that we can’t find peace There’s no end to Amazing Grace
I took out some of the repeats of the chorus to save space, but the part I want to reflect on is the chorus. Our God is always there for us, sometimes holding out His hand for us to grip and sometimes literally carrying us along the path when we are too weak to do it by ourselves. In Psalm 107:29 we read, He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. Our God is able to do anything and everything. He can calm the storms of life or also provide what we need in order to pass through the storms. Sometimes we have to go through the storms in order to see the rainbows. Our Savior went through the toughest storm imaginable when He died on the cross for you and for me but God was right there with Him, through it all. He didn’t take away Jesus’ pain, but He held onto Him and carried Him to the resurrection.
Our Great I Am, there You are Lord beside us through it all. Sometimes You have to carry us and sometimes You can simply lead the way. We thank You for Your constant presence in our lives. Draw us closer to You this Lenten season. In Jesus’ most precious name we pray. Amen.
~ Amy McKee