Today, we dived into another Lifeline themed song- “Point to You” from We are Messengers! Check out the lyrics and scripture below!
Here’s the first verse…
“How can I forgive when I can’t forgive myself
How can I move on when all I have is regrets
How can I fix you when I keep turning away
How can I make it past the noise of my shame”
1st John 4:19
“We love because he first loved us.”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
It’s hard to forgive when we have no reference. It’s hard to move on, it’s hard to be fixed and it’s hard to make it past the noise of our shame. When we fix our eyes on God and learn that He has set the examples for us, we can do all these things more fully.
The pre-chorus is so powerful…
“Some healing for my heart
I need a revelation
A brand new start
I want simplicity
Where I can rest
But I need a miracle
to put my past to death”
1 John 1:9-
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 103:12 –
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
God as taken our past and our past sin and thrown them out – but sometimes there is a lot of hurt left from those past sins – But Gods as got it *Psalms 23 – God is healing our hearts and grieving us peace like it says in psalms 23. We can become fully healed when we fix our eyes on Jesus and we can also have a peace that passes all understanding.
The chorus really packs a punch…
“I know you want my heart
My bruises and my scars
I’m coming as I am
The only way I can
I can’t forget from where I’ve come
And what my heart’s been rescued from
Yeah when they ask me who
I owe my whole life to
I point to You”
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
God wants us! He wants us – the creator of the galaxies wants us. And he doesn’t want this pretty perfect cleaned up version of us, because he knows that no matter how hard we try, it will never be good enough- That’s why he sent his son. To cleanses us. God doesn’t want this fake pretty picture of you, he wants you as you are – he knows that you broken and wants to help heel you, but you need to show him all the dark and gross, the bruises and the scars and let him heal those parts of your heart.
The first part of the second verse goes like this…
“I want so badly just to finally get well
But I don’t want a quick fix and emotional self”
This world is going to try to give you all these quick fixes. The world is going to try to get you to walk through all these doors that offer temporary happiness, a temporary cure. Once we fix our eyes on Christ, we know that this world has nothing to give us and that our hope and future is found only in Jesus, and He is the only one that can help us finally get well.
The second part of the second verse…
“I will be honest with my humanity
No I’m not perfect and I don’t pretend to be”
One of the hardest things to do is to admit when we’re struggling. Being honest with our humanity is so difficult and I know sometimes we want to pretend that we have it all together and pretend that we’re perfect, but that’s also difficult to do. In all reality, we are so broken. We are all broken. When we start being honest, it opens up a whole new world to us. We start becoming stronger as a Christian community because we are open and honest with each other because we now know that Jesus heals our brokenness and makes us new, and that’s what happens when we fix our eyes on Him.
The bridge is the most powerful part of this song…
“People say that I’ve lost myself
I’ll say I’m found in You
People ask where does my story end
I’ll say it starts with You”
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Psalm 39:4 -7
“Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. 5 You have made my days a mere hand-breadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. 6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will finally be. 7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
We have been made new! As Christians Christs lives within us, we become one with him. We are no longer who we were but we are a new creation in him. That’s good and a reason to praise God, which we are on longer like our sinful self’s – are we perfect – no, but we are redeemed. The best part is, this life is just a breath, we get start our life in our true home. Heaven.
Thanks for listening!
-Lilly and Hannah