Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Only Getting Started

Here's an "extra."

On the way back from lunch today, I stopped at The Mustard Seed, a local Christian bookstore. I was looking for something to read, but I didn't find anything. You would think that in a store full of books, something would appeal to me, but nothing jumped off the shelves and said, "Read me." Apparently I don't judge a book by its cover, but instead by its acrobatic abilities.

Before I headed back to the car, I took a look at the CD's. I picked up one by Steven Curtis Chapman (I've always liked him) called "All Things New." On the way back to work, I put the CD into the player to listen. The first two songs made no impression, but the third one sure did. The tune and rhythm were lively, and he had me from the first note he sang.

Since the lyrics seemed to echo some of what I was thinking when I wrote the previous post, I'm posting them here:

I was just a little kid when
I heard about You for the first time
And all I really, really knew for sure
Is You were God, I wanted to know You
And now the years have come and gone
I'm still singing that same song
You might think by now I would have reached the end
But the truth is...

I am only just beginning
I am only getting started to know You now
I'm only getting started
And when I start thinking I'm getting
Close to the end, You just smile at me and say
Hey kid, you ain't seen nothing yet
I'm only getting started
I'm only getting started now

Now Your love, it is an ocean
Deeper than my deepest notion
Your grace, it is the sky above
It just keeps on going forever
And with every new sunrise
You come and open up my eyes
Show me just a little more of You
And again I see that...


God -- He had me from the first note he sang. He keeps saying, "Hey kid, you ain't seen nothing yet. I'm only getting started."


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