Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Things We Leave Behind

The Things We Leave Behind
Michael Card & Scott Roley



There sits Simon so foolishly wise
Proudly he's tending his nets
Then Jesus calls and the boats drift away
And all that he owns he forgets
But more than the nets he abandoned that day
He found that his pride was soon fading away
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind (Matt. 4:18ff)

Matthew was mindful of taking the tax
And pressing the people to pay
Hearing the call he responded in faith
And followed the Light and the Way
And leaving the people so puzzled he found
The greed in his heart was no longer around
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind (Mk.2:13ff)

Every heart wants to be set free
From possessions that hold it so tight
Cause freedom's not found in the things that we own
It's the power to do what is right
With Jesus, our only possession
Then giving becomes our delight
And we can't imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

We show a love for the world in our lives
Worshiping goods we possess
Jesus says lay all your treasures aside
And love God above all the rest
When we say "no" to these things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord
And it's hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind