Friday, September 18, 2009

40 Acres

So, I was on my way home tonight from a fun evening with friends (thanks Thad and Kristen), and I was listening to a Caedmon's Call cd. Good stuff all around, but the song "40 acres" came on, and it really spoke to me. I've been way to focused on the negative lately. I keep seeing everything here as the opposite of what I had, and loved, in TX. Instead, I am deciding to try and remember that out here I am surrounded by things that were actually made by the fingers of God. The grass, the trees, everything. I'm going to try and look at it as an opportunity to not be surrounded by things made by man and "of this world" and really see God every day. I know it won't be easy, but I'm going to try. I think remembering that, and knowing that my kids will grow up surrounded by these things will help me find a reason to be here. I know God has a good work in store for us here, and I hope I find it soon. In the mean time, I'm going to try and get back to looking for the blessings in life instead of the negatives. Wish me luck!
Out on these Texas plains you can see for a million lives
And there's a thousand exits between here and the state line
About the last time that I saw you
You said call me Pandora, call me a fool
And I'm thinking this view it could do you some good
So drop these scales and take a look
*There's 40 acres and redemption to be found
Just along down the way
There is a place where no plow blade has turned the ground
And you will turn it over, 'cause out here hope remains
'Cause out here hope remains...
Out here the Texas sky is as big as the sea
And you're alone in your room like an island floating free
Your spirit's hanging in a bottle out on a tree
You say that you're the black sheep, I say you're still family
So throw that bottle to the waves
They'll bring you in to me and from the shore you will see
Out here the Texas rain is the hardest I've ever seen
It'll wash your house away, but it'll also make you clean
Now these rocks they are crying too
And this whole land is calling out for you


Amber said...

If there is anyone that can do this with a positive is you!! You have always exhibited such optimism and strength, and this situation is no different. In no time at all you will be thinking about how you could never make it in the Big City again.

:::b r a n d i::: said...

I think that's a great way to look at things, and it will help you in your new life there.