Thursday, August 18, 2011

Long Way Home

I LOVE this new song.  It just has that happy sound and encouraging words that tend to make me feel good :-) 

I’m going to learn to play the Ukulele pretty soon (as soon as it comes in the mail!)  It’s such a happy sounding little instrument, and is a great substitute for the expensive mandolin. (Which is an instrument I’ve wanted to learn for a long time.)  It’s also small and easy to take places, like on camping trips.  Anyhow, I’ll have to learn to play this song, because the lyrics are kind of applicable to my life right now!

Steven Curtis Chapman had a horrible, sudden, tragedy in his family when his young adopted daughter was killed in an accident.  I can’t even imagine how hard that was for all of them.  But now, 3 years later, it is amazing what God is doing in the Chapman family.    

I set out on a great adventure
The day my Father started leading me home
Said there’s gonna be mountains to climb
And valleys were gonna go through

But I had no way of knowing
Just how hard this journey could be
Cause the mountains are steeper
And the valleys are deeper than I ever would had dreamed

But I know were gonna make it
And I know were gonna get there soon
And I know sometimes it seems like, were going the wrong way
But its just the long way home

Some rocks on my shoes
Fears I wish I could lose
That make the mountains so hard to climb
And my heart gets so heavy with the weight of the world sometimes

There's a bag of regrets,
Should've beens, and not yets
That keep on dragging around
And I can hardly wait till the day I get to lay them all down

I know that day is coming
I know its gonna be here soon
I won't turn back even if the whole world says I'm going the wrong way
Cause its just the long way home

When we cant take another step
The Father will pick us up and carry us in His arms
And even on the best days, He says to remember were not home yet
So don't get too comfortable
Cause we are just pilgrims passing through

I know that day is coming
I know were gonna be there soon
I keep on singing and believing
What all of my songs say

Cause our God has made a promise
And I know everything He says is true
He promised He would never ever leave us
He's gonna lead us home
He'll lead us home

Every single step of the long way home
So keep on, were gonna make it
Hold on, we’re gonna make it
Were just taking the long way home
So keep on, were gonna make it
I know, were gonna make it
We’re just taken’ the long way home

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