Monday, November 22, 2010

I Can Only Imagine

My children and I listen to 104.9 the River (bloop, bloop).  We really enjoy the music a great deal.  I just feel so moved by so much of the music that's out there.  And, I love the fact that my children listen to Christian music and love to sing songs about God.

Yesterday, during a meeting a church, I was talking to a couple of parishioners about Christian music.  We discussed some of the music that is out there right now. 

One of the songs that came into discussion was I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me.  (I love this song...just a quick fyi.)  It talks about being in the presence of Jesus.  It's beautiful. 

The discussion was that we as Catholics shouldn't question what it's like to be in the presence of Jesus.  We are there every week at Mass.  We're there more often if we go to Adoration.  Jesus is present in the Eucharist for us.  We shouldn't have to imagine. 

It really struck a chord with me.  I should be more in Awe when I come into Mass every week.  Why am I not practically throwing myself down at the alter when I go up for communion?  Why am I not weeping in the presence of Jesus each week?

After much prayer last night,  here is the conclusion that I came to...I'm human.  I have human limitations.  I am hindered by my human mind.  Although I am in his presence weekly...I unfortunately can still only imagine.  I really need to work on my Wonder & Awe and Fear of the Lord.

Here are some of the lyrics.

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in honour of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
When I find myself
Standing in the Son

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine

Jesus, thank you for your presence in the Mass.

God Bless

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