Quote of the Day

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“If you want a religion that makes sense, I suggest something other than Christianity.  But if you want a religion that makes life, then, I think this is the one.”

Rich Mullins

1955-1997

I was going through my CD collection and found a bunch of CDs by Rich Mullins.  On the cover of one of the CDs I found that quote.  There used to be a lot more stuff about him on the internet, and I’m a little sad it’s gone, because he was a very interesting human being. 

I loved his lyrics, envied his talent for poetry, and had hoped to go see him in concert one day.  I was saddened the day I found out he had been killed in a car accident, because I felt like the world could have stood to have him around a while longer, but I was happy for him, because I knew he was finally where he’d always wanted to be.

How could I begrudge someone seeing Jesus face to face?  Well, I could, but I’d kinda be a selfish jerk, now wouldn’t I?  Anyway, I got all sentimental and stuff, remembering how much I loved his music and personality.  He kinda had this self-depricating sense of humor that always makes me like someone.

So anyway, I’m going to leave you with the lyrics of my all-time favorite Rich Mullins song [if you can find a download, listen to it, because it’s PRETTY!]

If I Stand

by Rich Mullins 

There’s more that rises in the morning
Than the sun
And more that shines in the night
Than just the moon
It’s more than just this fire here
That keeps me warm
In a shelter that is larger
Than this room

And there’s a loyalty that’s deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegiance
I owe only to the Giver
Of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can’t, let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

There’s more that dances on the prairies
Than the wind
More that pulses in the ocean
Than the tide
There’s a love that is fiercer
Than the love between friends
More gentle than a mother’s
When her baby’s at her side

And there’s a loyalty that’s deeper
Than mere sentiments
And a music higher than the songs
That I can sing
The stuff of Earth competes
For the allegence
I owe only to the Giver
Of all good things

So if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can’t let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You
And if I sing let me sing for the joy
That has born in me these songs
And if I weep let it be as a man
Who is longing for his home

And if I stand let me stand on the promise
That you will pull me through
And if I can’t let me fall on the grace
That first brought me to You

Heh. Still gives me goosebumps.

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About Shelbi

Work-at-home wife, mom of three kids, and caregiver for my brother, who has Cerebral Palsy. Never a dull moment, in other words. No idea how much I'll post, since I'm super busy these days, but maybe I'll get over here once in a while.

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