KEEPING MY EYES ON YOU
1. Watching the way you smile, watching the way you cry,
watching the way you give yourself, watching the way you die.
2. Sailing out on the lake, terrified in the storm,
seeing you walk upon the waves, knowing you bring the dawn.
3. Long ago words come true,
here you are still today;
bringing us hope and life and peace, meeting us on our way.
1982. Martin Luther described the human condition of sin with the Latin phrase 'incurvatus se' - 'curved in on oneself'. When Jesus says "Follow me!" he asks us to turn out from ourselves, to put our focus on him, and so be free of sin. The essential freedom that Jesus gives us is the freedom from our selves, looking out and serving others' interests, not our own.
2021 - Where do we go from here?
Breezin' along in my Japanese coupe, breezin' along with the windows down. The dog keeps sniffing the air - he's got an empty head but he's alright. We've got time to spare, time to get where, we don't know, and who cares?
And the days go fast and the nights go faster
Lord, where do we go from here?
Lord, where do you want me to be? (© Robin Mann 1972)
Some questions keep on coming, and this is one of them.
The pandemic has put a hold on so much, and while Australia is in a better position than many, uncertainty remains.
Two weeks ago I finished a song 'In the year that's coming'. It ends with:
May your love shine through us,
every day renew us,
keep on coming to us,
stay with us
in the coming year.