Monday, March 23, 2009

Tommy Oaks

This past Sunday I had the priviledge of hearing Tommy Oaks speak at Odon Christian Church. I have known Tommy for a long time - dating back to when he used to speak at Camp Illiana when I attended church camp. He is completely amazing...and each time I hear him it changes my life a little more:) He focused on this song (that I had never heard before) called "Come to Jesus." His sermon consisted of breaking down this song and it brought me to tears!

Weak and wounded sinner,
Lost and left to die,
O, raise your head for love is passing by,
Come to Jesus,
Come to Jesus,
Come to Jesus and LIVE.
(Some of us are at this point - lost in this world without Jesus. But He is asking you to "come" with his arms open wide.)

Now your burden's lifted,
And carried far away,
And precious blood has washed away the stain... so
Sing to Jesus ,
Sing to Jesus ,
Sing to Jesus and LIVE.
(Some of us have asked Jesus to be in control, and our sins are washed away. It is time to rejoice, so sing to Jesus!)

And like a newborn baby,
Don't be afraid to crawl,
And remember when you walk sometimes we fall... so
Fall on Jesus,
Fall on Jesus,
Fall on Jesus and LIVE.
(Some of us have messed up...we feel so inadequate and unworthy of His love. We keep making mistakes and don't know how God is ever going to forgive...but He already has!)

Sometimes the way is lonely,
And steep and filled with pain,
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain... then
Cry to Jesus,
Cry to Jesus,
Cry to Jesus and LIVE.
(Some people are just lonely. You can be in a huge crowd, but still feel that lonliness in your heart. They have forgotten what it's like to KNOW him...)

O, and when the love spills over,
And music fills the night,
And when you can't contain your joy inside... then
Dance for Jesus,
Dance for Jesus,
Dance for Jesus and LIVE.
(Some people are just filled with joy and love. Everything is going right and you have Jesus in your heart...we just feel like dancing!! Just go out behind the barn and dance...or shut the bathroom door and dance...just let it out:)!!)

And with your final heartbeat,
Kiss the world goodbye,
Then go in peace, and laugh on glory's side... and
Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus,
Fly to Jesus and LIVE.
(This reminded me of Andrea Boes - who recently let go of all the pain and flew to Jesus - to LIVE!)

So no matter where you matter how you feel - you can ALWAYS come to Jesus. He is waiting patiently.


Brittany Janae said...

I just heard this song on the radio the other day and I fell in love with it!!! What a neat message:)

Laura Raber said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing Abbie!

Chelsa said...

great song :)

Tera said...

Oh I love that song too! You should have told me Tommy was going to be there!! :) I was telling Shawn about a month ago about how we need to get him sometime for revival. He is one of my FAVORITE preachers!! :)