Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hope Now.

Today is too big of a deal to outright ignore. But I abhor controversy and the stirring of strife. Therefore I choose to share my heart. The following lyrics are from a song by one of my favorite bands, Addison Road. I've been singing it a lot these past few days. Truly, these words express what I'm feeling at this exact moment. On this day. Regardless of the election results.

"Hope Now"

If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of
When I call out Your Name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I'm Yours

I'm not my own
I've been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters, all I want is the shore
You say I'll be ok and
Make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free


You've become my heart's desire
I will sing Your praises higher
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free


~Lyrics by Ryan Gregg

I'm thankful, proud, and blessed to be an American. But more than anything, I'm thankful for the Love that sets me free. On Election Day and always.
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38 comments:

Mc Allen said...

soooo good! Those words were perfect, and Ive never seen our planet look more beautiful!! LA

Jori-O said...

Beautiful lyrics. And amen.

Kat said...

It is a big day. And a big deal. And what is so cool is that so many people are taking part in the process. And having their voices heard. I am just glad that my voice was heard a few weeks ago so that I can enjoy another summit at 11am.

JourneytoFamily said...

That was really beautiful and so perfect for election day.

Jennifer P. said...

So true! I love my country--but even if it falls to pieces--I'm anchored in a "more perfect way".

Thanks Lula :).

heathersister said...

Amen. You are so good. Love that picture.

Tabitha Blue said...

Great song and amazing photo!! I'm blessed to be an American and so proud to exercise my right today!! Have a great voting day! :)

Amy said...

That was lovely. I've been looking for favorite songs, this has great lyrics. Hope. :)

Caroline said...

I was listening to the song as I read your post. It is helpful to be reminded that no matter who we are voting for today, we all have the same need for this Hope that sets us free.

Shelley said...

Praying that God's will be done tody. I am thankful for the love that sets me free as well. On election day and always.

dddiva said...

Wonderful post, thanks for sharing.

Angie's Spot said...

Wonderful message! I'm off to vote now. :-)

JANE said...

Amen sister, isn't this just an amazing country, and for us to be held in such Amazing Grace.

Heather said...

Oh, I love this song! Great post for today. The results of this election are already decided in and in God's hands; we just need to trust that is He going to take of us, which I know He will.

You know we'll be talking tomorrow. I'll be driving into work at 2p; I'll give you a call then.

Mama Dawg said...

Hear, hear!

Becky said...

You are right. No matter what happens today, it is okay. We are in God's hands:)

Becky said...

You are right. No matter what happens today, it is okay. We are in God's hands:)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Leave it up to you to go this angle and put a beautiful perspective on what is a scary time to many. I stand with you - thankful, proud and blessed!!!!!!

Brandy said...

No matter who voted for who today, history will be made in one way or another. I am honored to be a part of it all but...

This is a beautiful, non-partisan post reminding us who we should be looking to for hope.

mine, by magpie said...

really cool picture.

April said...

Thanks for the uplifting words on such a critical day in the future of our nation...my faith is in Him!

Heather said...

What a great post for today! And I agree.

Heather said...

What a great post for today! And I agree.

Jen said...

you know I was thinking the same thing, regardless of the results, change is needed. I only HOPE for change.

Rhea said...

Another summit, did Kat say?! Good lord, she's a blogging meetup maniac! I'm so jealous.

I love that photo of the hands. And I'm so glad I live in this country. No matter who ends up as president.

sassy stephanie said...

What a fine pic. Awesome.

CaraBee said...

That is the most amazing globe I've ever seen. It actually took me a minute to realize what it was. Beautiful song. I've had so many conflicting emotions over the last umpteen months and so much frustration. I'm glad to finally be done with this election and to move forward. Beautiful song. Perfect for today.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Very nice. I love that picture.

angie said...

I'm pretty darn thankful for freedom too! :)

John Deere Mom said...

Well said, my friend. Well said.

Debbie said...

Amen sister...Amen...and I love that last pic of the world. That is fabulous!

Shannon said...

Great message for today.

And that is one wicked cool pic.

Carrie said...

Wow! Did you take that picture? It is so neat!

You are right! No matter who is elected, I serve one King only!

Mrs de Miranda said...

I love love love love love this song. The first ten times i listened to it, i cried. It fits my life so well right now and it is just a beautiful song. But now I just sing this song with a heart full of hope and joy :) thanks for sharing it! it really fits all aspects of our lives!! just love it!

MarciaBrady said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your post for today!!! It's so GREAT!! That song couldn't be more perfect!!!

Kelly said...

nice picture

Kimberly said...

If I just say, Virginia shined last night... does that give me away?

:)

Marrdy said...

Great song and I LOVE that picture. How cool is that?