Let Mercy Lead

“Aidan you’re young
But Aidan you’re growing fast
Me and your mom
And all the love we have
We can only take you so far
As far as we can
But you’ll need something more to guide your heart
As you grow into a man”

One of our favorite singers is Rich Mullins. I was looking around the iPod and found some of his music and this song, “Let Mercy Lead” was in there. The above is the first part of the song… we coud easily put our kids names in there. It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend of mine. We were talking about church and he made the comment that he has gotten his kids as far as he can.

I think we all reach that point in our lives… maybe even with our own lives… where we reach our limit and we need something more to lead us. Anne and I can only do so much. I hope that I am always a model for my kids, but at some point they will need to turn their lives over to Christ, we’ll need to do that with our children too.

The rest of the song goes like this…

Let mercy lead
Let love be the strength in your legs
And in every footprint that you leave
There’ll be a drop of grace
If we can reach
Beyond the wisdom of this age
Into the foolishness of God
That foolishness will save
Those who believe
Although their foolish hearts may break
They will find peace
And I’ll meet you in that place
Where mercy leads

Aidan the day
Aidan the day will come
You’ll run the race
That takes us way beyond
All our trials and all our failures
And all the good we dream of
But you can’t see yet where it is you’re heading
But one day you’ll see the face of love

And that last line is the hope that I have for my children.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. ~ 1 Corinthians 13.12

Someday we’ll be with our Jesus, and we’ll be there with our children… Let Mercy Lead.

Posted on January 20, 2007, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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