-Newsboys' song, "I Am Free."
Isn't that just like our God? He doesn't just make the mute speak, although that would be miraculous enough. No, he doesn't stop there. He makes the mute to sing. He says, "You can't speak? Not only will you speak, but you will sing. Not only will you sing, but you will sing praises to me."
Someone very dear to my heart has mild cerebral palsy. There was a time when doctors told her she may never walk. That's just not her story. She is one of the best dancers that I know. Her body moves so fluidly and naturally. Not only that, but she teaches dance as a way to minister to children. It's as if God said, "They say you can't walk? Not only are you going to walk, but you are going to dance! Not only are you going to dance, but you are going to use your dance as a ministry to me."
God doesn't just come into our lives and do a minor surgery, he raises us from the dead! He doesn't just shift our direction a little but he causes us to do a one-eighty. In my own life he has said:
"You feel worthless? Not only will I show you how loved you are, but I am going to use you to show others how loved they are. You will call out value in those who feel as worthless as you once felt."
"Your parents are divorced? You are going to have a healthy, happy marriage. Your marriage will bless others and show an example of my love."
"You and your sister don't get along? I am going to make you best friends. You will encourage and strengthen one another. You will draw each other closer to me"
"You are bitter against your father? You will forgive him and minister to him in my name. One day he will enter into relationship with me. You will enjoy being around him."
So if I were to contribute a verse to the song it might read like this:
Through you the disabled will dance.
Through you the broken will heal.
Through you children of divorce will flourish in marriage.
Through you enemies will become friends.
Through you bitterness will become love.
Through you my heart screams, "I am free."
I can't wait to see what other one-hundred and eighty degree transformations the Lord has in store. What has he done in your life?