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Far Away

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Observing Lent this year has made me super aware of my sinfulness.  In particular, trying to cut out social media has left me with the realization that I am on a constant search for meaning and often I find less than worthy ways to fill the precious minutes of my one wonderful life.  

This song I want to share below is about the striving, the trying, the ways that emptiness always creeps back in no matter how many good things we try to stuff our days with. I remain thankful, in Lent and always, for God's great grace that is extended to me like the wandering prodigal son.

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.  Luke 15:20 

Grace from a long way off.  Grace even when I'm far away. Amen.

I was a child

Into the world

Not knowing why or how I came

I tasted fruit

The flesh so sweet

I sought my fortune and fame

I built a tower to the sky

Thought if I could climb that high I’d find

The reason why

Through all these tries

I still was

Far away

 

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I hatched a plan

To buy some land

And build a kingdom all my own

And yet that land

Of shifting sand

Would never be my home

I saved my coins

I saved my cash

Trying to buy a dream to last forever

But I know

I’m still not home

Yes I am

Far away

 

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I sailed a ship

Across the sea

Just to see what I could see

I fell in love

Such a beautiful thing

On those waters blue and green

I told my love

We’d always be

In that seaswept dream makings plans together

But I knew

When it was through

That I’d be

Far away

 

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I was a child

Into the world

Not knowing why or how I came

I tasted fruit

The flesh so sweet

But I am

Far away