Friday, March 18, 2011

Feels Like Home...

It's amazing how when you really began to search for meaning in life, God just shows up. He makes HIS presence known...whether it's in a book you're reading or a TV show you might be watching...somehow HE just shows up. For me, it was in a song. Obviously since I'd lost sight of who I was, my music choices weren't the godliest to say the least, but as I listened to the soundtrack of one of my favorite shows at the time, HE spoke. I knew without a doubt it was HIM letting me know I was going in the right direction. I'll share the words from that song at the end of this blog and while it was written as a secular love song...they were exactly what I felt as I traveled back home...to the arms of JESUS.

When I first stepped out of my car at the church, I was met by a beautiful, tall, dark haired lady...her name was Drema, she was the pastor's wife and she'd been waiting for me. All I could think as she introduced herself was how much she reminded me of my Sunday School teacher as a child. We chatted as we walked into the church. She led me down a set of stairs to a room full of 20 somethings, explaining that the teacher was out of town but one of the young men had stepped up to teach while he was gone. The door opened and there were two other couples in the class that morning and two brothers, one of which was about to teach the class. No one was overly friendly, but they were accommodating and nice.

"Hi, I'm Earl. This is Brother Ed's class and he's a great teacher so I really hope you'll come back and hear him." I shrugged...it didn't matter what type of teacher he was as long as I could meet God here I knew I'd be happy.

After Sunday School, we went upstairs to the Sanctuary for service. That's when I met Pastor Hobbs. My mind instantly began to think of my Pastor I'd grown up under. He looked so much like him. The service began and I felt comfortable for the first time in a long time. The church had about 100 people in the service, which was still larger than what I was used to, but much better than the one's I'd visited with 1,000. As I left that day, I told Pastor and Drema I'd enjoyed the day and assured them I'd visit again.

As I drove back to my apartment that day, I kept thinking of how much I was reminded of home...not my current living place...but home...Southwestern Virginia...the small town I'd so desired to leave, yet so longed for at that moment in my life. And that's when the words of that song echoed in my mind and I decided, Wooddale feels like home.

Feels Like Home...Chantal Kreviazuk

There's something in your eyes
Makes me wanna lose my self,
Makes me wanna lose myself,
in your arms,
There's something in your voice
makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts
the rest of my life

If you knew how lonely
my life has been
And how long I've been
so alone
And if you knew,
how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life
the way you've done

It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back
where I come from

It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back
where I belong

A window breaks
down on a long, dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm all right
cause I have you here with me,
And I can almost see
through the dark there is light

Well if you knew how much
this moment means to me
And how long I've waited
for your touch
And if you knew how happy
you are making me
I never thought
that I'd love anyone so much

It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back
where I come from

It feels like home to me
It feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back
where I belong

It feels like I'm all the way back
where I belong.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing, Raquel.Thru my tears I love you, as I share the One Who always pulls me toward home......in the Presence of Jehovah.....that's HOME

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  2. Actually dear this is a love song written for her unborn child! Love ya!

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  3. Still a secular love song...not a song written about Christ by a Christian artist. So you wouldn't classify it under Christian music.

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