So, I have some news. This will be the last “This Week’s Worship” post. From now on, worship videos will be posted on Wednesdays under the title Worship Wednesdays since it’s more alliterative. I am also going to try to add more weekly posts on certain days, but no definite topic/day blogs have been decided upon as of yet. So without further ado, here is the final post under “This Week’s Worship”.
And I know that I can find You here
‘Cause You promised me You’ll always be there
Times like these, it’s hard to see
But somehow I have a peace, You’re near
And I pray that You will use my life
In whatever way Your name is glorified
Even if surrendering
Means leaving everything behind
My life has never been this clear
Now I know the reason why I’m here
You never know why You’re alive
Until you know what you would die for
I would die for You
And I know I don’t have much to give
But I promise You I will give You all there is
Can I possibly do less
When through Your own death I live?
No greater love is found
Than of those who lay their own lives down
As sure as I live and breathe
Now I know what it means to be free
This song is amazing not only for its message, but also for its origins. When I was in high school, I read a book by the same title as the song, I Would Die for You by Brent and Diana Higgins about their son, BJ. This amazing youth died at the age of 15 after contracting a disease on a missions trip. The book isn’t just a memorial to the boy, but more a story of his faith and what amazing things God did through him. Even from single-digit ages, BJ had a wisdom and vision that many lack well into adulthood. The song was written as a result of this family’s experience, since the band members were acquainted with the Higgins’. I strongly encourage you to read it. But be forewarned: it WILL challenge you.
Here is a link where you can purchase it: http://www.christianbook.com/i-would-die-for-you/brent-higgins/9780800732448/pd/732448