Life is a funny thing isn’t it? One day you’re on top of the world and everyone knows who you are and they’re singing your praises (well not really but you get the idea) – then the next day it seems like you’re invisible! One day everything is right and the next nothing goes right at all! How does that happen? How is it possible that we can go from joyful to distraught in the blink of an eye? How can we move from the best day of our lives, when our names are in lights to the bottom of the barrel and ignored by the masses?
When we look back on life and reflect on the things that have gone right and wrong in our lives it’s easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to only see the negative things. It’s easy to see how the horrible has overcome the blessing. But look a little closer. There’s more going on here than you and I can normally see.
This week’s music monday is all about where we’ve come from and where we’re going. Hillsong is widely known for worship songs and this one is no different. Looking at the lyrics we start at the bottom. Nothing more than a lump of clay. Nothing more than a ball of dust mixed with water. We’re a muddy mess. A combination of dirt, grime, slime and clay. But what did God do with that ball of dirt? What did he do with that lump of clay that was lifeless and hopeless? He breathed into it. He pulled it from the ground and made it alive. He gave it purpose. He showed it hope.
And as you see the thing God’s done in your life, take a moment and let your whole heart cry out. Let God hold you now! This is why he’s here. This is what He wants to do for you. He wants to cradle you in his arms and lift you when you’re down. He wants to show you again today that he makes clay come alive! Let him breathe new life into you today!