In light of what’s been going on all around us… the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Libyan crisis, the crippled economy, and even personally in the difficult loss of a family friend this week, my heart has been very heavy. Though I want to just lie down and wallow in it sometimes, I feel God pressing on my heart not to give up. This is not how it was supposed to be. I have to remember that. I have to cling that there is something so much better in store for us. And, that we are not alone. I just pray that we can be protected from the dark potential that this world can cast on us. That we will fight. That we will try and change things, one moment and one person at a time.

Changing Us
By Brendan James

We’ve come closer than we wanted
We’ve seen what we never should
And we will not be the same.
We’ll never be the same, no.

Like steel we are so resilient,
Too much and we’re weak as children.
We were not meant to be
Made witness to these scenes, no.

Gunshots in a broken palace,
Planes crashing and burn around us
It’s different than it ever was,
Darker than it’s ever been

Three shouts and thank God I found you
With the crowd and the fog around you
I’ll never let you fall,
I’ll never let you fall

Oh Heaven can you hear us?
Right now we are not sure,
But I hope it will get better.
These times we’re in together,
They’re changing us forever.

Two kids in a crooked alley,
School canceled again and now
They won’t learn a single lesson
Except how to load a weapon

And right here on this old soil
We hope for peace and we pray for joy,
But like everybody else
We’re still fighting with ourselves.

Oh Heaven can you hear us?
Right now we are not sure
But I hope it will get better
These times we’re in together,
They’re changing us forever.

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One thought on “Changing, but not Changed

  1. jennmariec says:

    Reblogged this on Just Another Family Blog and commented:

    I posted this several years ago… In light of what has happened these past few days, I am in awe of how relevant it still is. I pray that our change eventually goes toward better.

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