Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

You hold the weight of the world
Still I don't slip through Your hands
Your love is bigger than just an ocean built by man
I fall again and again but You whisper, "You're still mine"
You feel the pain of the world but You never push mine aside

 

And You reach for me with a love that quiets all my fears
And You reach for me like a Father wipes away the tears
So many people in this world, but I hear You calling out my name
You reach for me, now I'm never gonna be the same

 

You know all of my fears, there's nothing Your eyes can't see
When I tried to give up, Lord, You never gave up on me
I give You all of my hopes and dreams, I lay them down
Of all the places I've looked Your the one truth I have found

 

You reach for me
You hold the weight of the world
Still I don't slip through Your hands
You put the stars in the sky
You know every grain of sand

 

TID-bits

  • If you’ve fallen off a boat, gotten trapped in an avalanche, been trapped in a mine, others will reach to pick you up.
  • It’s the same emotionally, if you feel like you’re in deep water, or buried in over your head, just ask - God is willing to reach out and help.
  • In fact, he’s probably reaching out to you before you ask.
  • I bet others are too.

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  • In the Bible, it tells in Luke where Jesus reached out to a woman crippled and bent over by a spirit
  • He touched her and immediately she “raised and praised”
  • She straightened up and starting praising God.
  • This song is about Jesus reaching, and us giving praise for it.

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  • Jesus reached out to Zacchaeus, the Tax Collector.   In the Book of Luke, Jesus called him out of a tree.
  • He was short and wanted to see Jesus.
  • Not only that, He wanted to know Jesus.
  • Jesus reached out especially to those who want to know Him.
  • (He especially reaches out to us when we’re dealing with our shortcomings)   ;)
  • Not only that, but in love, He reaches out even to those who persecute Him, and say vile things about Him.
  • What an incredible love that is.

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  • Our human mind can’t grasp how God can hear our one prayer through the billions that are said.
  • Maybe it’s because Jesus said we are His body.
  • A human body is made up of trillions of cells.   When one needs attention, the body knows.
  • Think about that when you hear Peter Furler sing “You feel the pain of the world but You never push mine aside”

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  • You can’t see radio waves that penetrate walls.
  • In the same way, you can’t see that God is reaching out to help you in your struggles.
  • There may be someone praying for you...
  • Someone might be being prompted by God right now to help you...
  • Your car may be stuck at this light a little longer than usual, just so that the answer you need can have time to get where it needs to be...
  • God reaches out in ways unseen.
  • But He does indeed reach out

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Acts 17:26-28

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.   God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.   ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’  As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

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John 20:27

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

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Luke 19:5 -9

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”   So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.   For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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Luke 13: 11-13

and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.   When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”   Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

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Luke 13: 31-35

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’   In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day–for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.   Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

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Luke 5:12-14 

While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.

Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”

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