Posted by Vogeler on December 31, 2007
Rumination. Kind of a gross word, when you think about it. In this instance, I am using it in the sense of calm, lengthy consideration. However, another definition of the word is cows chewing their cud. Yuck.
There are several songs that have been rattling around in my head this past week, what with Christmas and all. Here are some snippets (another odd word):
“This baby cries, and for the first time, the world hears the voice of God weep. Mary sings a lullaby, as the Hope of the Nations gently falls asleep.” Natalie Grant, One Child
“Mary, did you know? The blind will see, the deaf will hear, and the dead will live again. The lame will leap, the dumb will speak the praises of the lamb!” Mary Did You Know
“So I’ll stand, with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the One Who gave it all.” Hillsong United, The Stand
“The first time that You opened Your eyes, did You realize that You would be my Savior” Relient K, I Celebrate the Day
” I look beyond the empty cross, forgetting what my life has cost, and wipe away the crimson stains and dull the nails that still remain. More and more I need you now, I owe You more each passing hour. The battle between grace and pride I gave up not so long ago. So steal my heart and take the pain, and wash the feet and cleanse my pride. Take the selfish, take the weak, and all the things I cannot hide. Take the beauty, take my tears, the sin-soaked heart and make it yours, take my world all apart.” Jars of Clay, Take My World Apart