Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Altar

I was thinking about this song today and thought I would post it. We have a massive cross which stands at the very front of our church sanctuary. It's right in front of the stage...the pastors preach in front of it, the communion table is in front and it's the most awesome place to go kneel at.

This song speaks what I feel many times at the foot of that cross...whether it's actually the massive one at church or wherever the Altar is that day when I need to kneel at it. It's a peaceful place...all things leave momentarily and I just meet with the Father in the most special of ways. Nothing can replace the feeling which comes from being there, laying things down and being filled with His love, peace, understanding, strength and whatever else might be needed to continue on.

The service is nearing an end
The choir is singing "Just As I Am"
And now as the old song is played
People at the altar
Are kneeling down to pray
Some are finding mercy
Forgiveness for their sin
Some are fighting battles
And they're struggling to win
The time has come
To give them to the Lord
That's what the altar is for

That's what this altar is for
You don't have to carry
Those burdens anymore
There's a light in the darkness
There's a love that's true
And Jesus is waiting
He is waiting here for you
Go quickly now
Before they close the door
That's what the altar is for

A father is praying with his son
A mother kneels beside them
Thanking God they've come
An old man
Is standing there in tears
Giving up a part of him
That he's held back for years
Hearts are being broken
Lives are being changed
And those who call upon Him
Will never be the same
The time has come
To give in to the Lord
That's what this altar is for

CHORUS (repeat)
Go quickly now
Before they close the door
And you can give your burdens
To the Lord

That's what this altar is for
(Words and Music by Ray Boltz)


curious servant said...

I like that.

I was just finishing posting when I noticed you have visited. I haven't been over here for a while so I thought I'd loook through some recent posts.

I like the new look.

Cinder said...

CS ~ Thanks so much for stopping...I know things have been busy for you lately. Yes, I have been visiting, just not really commenting lately.

Blessings to you and yours!