The Power of Your Name

 

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I don’t even know how to start this post, for the song speaks for itself. It’s a reminder that the world we live in is far from perfect. Yet, everyday, we have the opportunity to be Jesus to those around us.

You can listen to the whole song here and follow the lyrics on the video or below:

The Power of Your Name – Lincoln Brewster

Surely children weren’t made for the streets
And fathers were not made to leave
Surely this isn’t how it should be
Let Your Kingdom come

Surely nations were not made for war
Or the broken meant to be ignored
Surely this just can’t be what You saw
Let Your Kingdom come
Here in my heart

I will live
To carry Your compassion
To love a world that’s broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give
With the life that I’ve been given
And go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of Your name

Surely life wasn’t made to regret
And the lost were not made to forget
Surely faith without action is dead
Let Your Kingdom come
Lord break this heart

I will live
To carry Your compassion
To love a world that’s broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give
With the life that I’ve been given
And go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of Your name

Your name
Is a shelter for the hurting
Jesus Your name
Is a refuge for the weak
Only Your name
Can redeem the undeserving
Jesus Your name
Holds everything I need

I will live
To carry Your compassion
To love a world that’s broken
To be Your hands and feet
I will give
With the life that I’ve been given
And go beyond religion
To see the world be changed
By the power of Your name

An experience like a mission trip or servant event, are often a reminder of the every day witness opportunities that I have in this life. It’s difficult to see living conditions and the challenges people have, which are usually things I take for granted.

It’s much easier to live this out in a special setting, like I experienced on this servant event. But the words of this song are convicting for me to carry out God’s and my desire to serve others.

How has God broken your heart to care for those in need? It’s often in the brokenness where God opens our eyes to being his hands and feet for others.

“He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars
    and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
    his understanding has no limit.” – Psalm 147:3-5

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