Friday, March 26, 2010

For the Glory of Your Name

Tonight at 7pm is the CD release concert for Josh Fox's "Radiant" album. Josh is a Pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz. We were able to participate in their services the Sunday before Jake's latest surgery. One of the songs on the album, "For the Glory of Your Name" was written late one night in the midst of tears as Josh was reading about this journey and praying for Jake.

So it is a gorgeous day in Santa Cruz - so those that are able, I suggest a quick dinner on the wharf to check out the waves and then head to Vintage. It will be a great night. So far I-tunes has one song on the album to download but here is Josh's website where you can sign up for updates etc: www.joshfoxmusic.com

As for a Jake update. He is doing great as he does therapy on his own, meets with his independent studies teacher on his own, leaving me in the dust more and more. Awesome isn't it? I am having a hard time to know what to write because well it is all so "normal"! Next week we have an appointment with the neurologists but only to go over his EEG which they already told us was normal. We will set a schedule to get him off of one of his last two medications.

I wish I had a link right now for you to be able to download Josh's song. As I have listened to it several times now - I am taken back to the burn unit - I see pictures of Jake and remember the emotions that came, the confusion that hung and the comfort that followed. Though we have reached a level of normalcy - of course - we will never be the same. In reading this morning I was taken to this verse:
Isaiah 40:10-11...
See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power and his arm rules for him.
See, his reward is with him and his recompense accompanies him. 
He tends his flock like a shepherd: he gathers the lambs in his arms 
and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

For the Glory of Your Name
by Josh Fox

let your presence rest in this place
let your presence rest like a sweet embrace
let your presence rest in this place
  like a sweet embrace

bring your healing power in this place
bring your healing let it fall like rain
bring your healing power in this place
  let it fall like rain - bring your healing power

we lift up our eyes to the one who can save
  come rescue us here Lord, for the glory of your name
we pour out our hearts to the ancient of days
  let your will be done Lord, for the glory of your name

let your freedom reign in this place
let your freedom reign through your saving grace
let your freedom reign in this place
  through your saving grace

bring your justice here in this place
bring your justice here let it break these chains
bring your justice here in this place
  let it break these chains - bring your justice here


we lift up our eyes to the one who can save 
  come rescue us here Lord for the glory of your name
we pour out our hearts to the ancient of days
  let your will be done Lord for the glory of your name


for the glory of your name - for the glory of your name
we will call to you and you will come to save (repeats x3)


we lift up our eyes to the one who can save 
  come rescue us here Lord, for the glory of your name
we pour out our hearts to the ancient of days
  let your will be done Lord, for the glory of your name 

What a prayer to pour out to God. Not a God who is far but a God who is near and knows your pain, your suffering, your woundedness. And the might powerful God comes with recompense as his companion, restoration his intention. 

Peace, 

Tom (daddy) 

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