Monday, September 29, 2014

|| Just As I Am ||



Yesterday in between Sunday school and the morning service, I was feeding Liesl in the baby feeding room.  Over the speakers of the church was "Just As I Am" playing.  Spontaneously, I began singing along to the words.  Then I realized what I was singing.

JUST AS I AM, tho' tossed about
With many a CONFLICT, many a DOUBT, 
Fightings and fears WITHIN, without,
O Lamb of God, I COME! I COME!

My pregnancy was fairly easy.  The labor and delivery of Liesl was easy; yes, it really was.  These past 7 weeks?!?!  My goodness.  They have left me absolutely whirling.  I think almost every time I talk to my Mom, I tell her how much I'm struggling.  And often, there are tears accompanying these words.

How many people do we actually accept "just as they are"?  I know I don't really accept many (any??) "just as they are".  It is our human nature to compare, to criticize, to analyze and wonder.  But Jesus Christ, the Same, yesterday, and today, and forever, accepts us just as we are.  

JUST AS I AM, THOU WILT RECEIVE,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Honestly, I don't even accept myself as I am.  I am far too harsh on myself.  Thanks to the eye-opener the book The Spirit Filled Temperament was, it is one of my character flaws.  Today and this week, I will be thanking The Lord for His redeeming love and His new mercies that are new each and every day.

2 comments:

Emma N said...

I'm sure I'll be needing those daily mercies, as it's been a pretty easy pregnancy for me as well. Sorry to hear it's been somewhat stressful for you, but I'm so glad your Mom is coming. What a special time that will be! Prayers coming your way!

Kandra said...

Thanks for the sweet reminder. There are so many timeless hymns we sing by memory, automatically, and then once in awhile the full meaning hits us between the eyes because it applies to us so perfectly. I wish you easier and easier days and nights ahead. Please say hi to your mother for me.