Music Monday: Never Once by Matt Redman

In August 2011, I took on a challenge to blog every day until the year ran out (I kept going after the year was over…).  It was the perfect time to start as I was spending the week at Village Creek Bible Camp in Iowa.  Every morning I went on a little adventure where I hiked, took pictures, and reflected.  I spent the afternoons with a good friend. And in the evenings, I wrote blog posts.

One of the first posts of that blog-venture, explored the difference between mountain tops and valleys.  In church yesterday we sang a song that talks about mountain tops, and I wanted to share it with you.

I do not own this video. It can be found on YouTube.

Have you ever taken a hike up a mountain – or even a hill?  When you reached the top, how did it feel?  Did you look back in awe that you had gone that far?

Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we’ve come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us

When you consider your life, can you see the scars from some of the wounds?

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say…

When you consider your life, can you see the times that you felt alone but knew that you were not?

Carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace
Never once, no, we never walk alone

As I look back on nearly 39 years of life, I know that there were times that I was carried…but I did not always realize it then.  What I know – not that I always feel – is that I have never walked alone.

The truth is that our feelings can lie to us, but we can know truth.

And the truth is that we are never alone.

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