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Thank you for stopping by. It's my hope you find glimpses of my Savior interwoven thru my writings. I am the wife to one husband for over 25 years, a blessed mama to a dozen children, yes each born from me ~ two of which see Jesus face to face & ten at home, all of us yearning to see Jesus someday. We have been home educating for over 18 years with . . . well, another 15 years to go (the youngest is 3, the oldest 23!) I have walked through rejection, to continually learning I am CALLED, LOVED and forever KEPT by God - never, ever to be rejected by Jesus! (Jude 1:1) I've walked through deep sorrow to find that joy does come again, though the night may be long; I've witnessed God orchestrating miracles with my children still beyond my comprehension, & I am seeing new love forming as we begin a new road of older children finding life mates. My life has and is a journey, from the deepest, almost rock bottom pit, to stumbling through my faith and looking towards the ultimate climax of everlasting life in heaven. Will you be joining me here and there? ~ Loni

Friday, March 18, 2005

When God Ran (song)

We heard this song for the first time today. I found out it has been out awhile, but I think the Lord just saved it for us for now. We heard it on the radio in the car, and it really touched Norm and I - it seemed so appropriate for Matthew, and never pictured it just like this.

From what we understand Philips Craig & Dean first sang it, and now Casting Crowns has a version of it out.

You can hear the music at: http://www.walkthroughlife.com/midis/christian/whengodran.htm

Norm & I have talked often - what was Matthew's first thought when he took that first breath in heaven? Was the glory of God so overwhelming that the past did not cross his mind? Was it just awe, and he still has not gotten off his knees? Was it "oh no . . . how did I get here . . . oh no my parents, my sister's and brothers" ? Was it a second of grief . . . and then God ran to him?



WHEN GOD RAN
by Benny Hester

Almighty God,
The Great I Am
Immoveable Rock,
Omnipotent powerful

Awesome Lord,
Victorious Warrior
Mighty Conquerer,
Commanding King of Kings
And the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run
Was when

He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said "My son's come home again".
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said "Son, do you know I still love you?"

It caught me by surprise when God ran

The day I left Home,
I knew I'd broken His heart
I wondered if
Things would ever be the same,

Then one night,
I remembered His love for me
And down that dusty road, ahead I could see
It was the only time,
the only time I ever saw Him run

Was when He ran to me,
Took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
And said "My son's come home again".
Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyes
With forgiveness in His voice
He said "Son, do you know I still love you?"

It caught me by surprise, It dropped me to my knees
When God ran

Holy God, Righteous One
Who turned my way
Now I know, You've been waiting
For this day

2 Comments:

Anonymous holly said...

Hi Loni,
Thanks for visiting my site a few days back. I have been to your site many times since your son's death. I don't know if I've ever left a message or not - I haven't wanted to bother you. You have, however, all been in my prayers so much as you have walked through this valley. What a beautiful family you have - and what a wonderful reunion you will have some day. Here's a good, long hug.

3/19/2005 8:18 PM  
Anonymous JodiR said...

I just read this entry and was flabergasted at your touching on the theme of God RUNNING to your son, after the email I send you yesterday. Wow. He is amazing. May God bless you and hold you in his everlasting arms. May you be girded with His strengh holding you up.

3/20/2005 9:31 PM  

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