I was reminded of one of the early songs I heard David Crowder sang before they were known as the David Crowder Band.
“All I can say” was one song that carried me when entered into a totally unknown territory 10 years ago.
When some expected me to be the next hip mega church pastor, I was stumbling and taking baby steps with lyrics like this:
Lord I'm tired So tired from walking And Lord I'm so alone And Lord the dark Is creeping in Creeping up To swallow me I think I'll stop Rest here a while
In a world where rest is often seen with suspicion or plain lazy wasting time, it’s hard for anyone to voice out their need for genuine rest. But for us to walk far can we expect to do anything less? We are not machines right? Even machines can’t keep on working with no pause and some needed maintenance.
It’s been good to return back to some blogging. “Random Thoughts” has always been the easiest way for me to reengage. I noticed too that the fresh return to music has been refreshing too. I’m a little surprised by this.
Driving through the old main road bringing Gareth and Elysia to their holiday camp was nostalgic. Every twist and turn brought back so many memories. The main road finally is getting widened. But the little replays are still strong.
Loads of images flooded my fresh Monday mind – passed by the Christ Lutheran Church which totally looks different after the renovation – passed by the building which was the “bird shop” cycling to school when I was about 10-11 years old for Chinese Kung Fu lessons, then returning to pack Wan Tan Mee (double) – Oh yes, that was where I used to get my haircut from the Indian barber – and so on.
Places are so fertile for pondering.
The bright sunshine this morning is beautiful. The early drive without heavy traffic was so pleasant for a change. There was a feeling of leisurely movement and expansive space.
So far so good .. the Sabbath has started well. I’m not that tired today, I am pretty refreshed. 🙂