Drifting... / by Brett Sayles

I have this little ritual. Well, I have lots of rituals.

One of them I like to call "First Song of the Day."

As long as I can remember, the first song of the day that I listened to, always seemed to hit me the hardest. I'm not sure why, but that's how it is. So over the years, I've grown to be serious about what I choose to listen too first. These days I choose to start the day by thanking God and listening to something that helps me do that.

Most of all, I'm thankful that he didn't dump this rebel planet the minute it went south and decided (beyond all reason...) to throw us rope.

I'm grabbing the rope. His name is Jesus.

This morning, the FSotD was Drifting by Plumb. Check out the lyrics:

There's a sea of lonely
Swimming sad
Look just for
An arm to grab

I don't need to
Understand
I'm just lending you
The two that I have

You might be drifting and can't find the shore
So hopeless and all alone
The waves are crashing all around you
Just when you've lost the will to live, you see the sun

Can we make a searchlight
From all the bridges that we burn?
Do you see a rescue
Or a deeper kind of hurt?

Who could love you?
Who could hold you?
I'd swim across the sea
You don't have to be alone
Where the shallow gets so deep

You might be drifting and can't find the shore
So hopeless and all alone
The waves are crashing all around you
Just when you've lost the will to live, you see the sun

I am hurt and nearly drown
(Open up your eyes)
I cry for help, you turn around
(Open up your eyes)
Farther from the shore or you'll be farther from the shore

I am hurt and nearly drown
(You're not alone)
I cry for help, you turn around
(I'm not letting go)
Farther from the shore
So you're not farther from the shore

You might be drifting and can't find the shore
So hopeless and all alone
The waves are crashing all around you
Just when you've lost the will to live, you see the sun

Anyway, these words really hit me this morning and I thought I'd share. If none of this makes any sense, move along- Nothing to see here.

If they do make sense to you, join me in being thankful for being pulled back to shore...

Here's the song!