Once AGAIN (Five Minute Friday)

Those Matt Redman lyrics keep circling in my head, with hints of the rest of the tune:

‘I’m in that place once again, I’m in that place once again.’

And I wonder what place I am in again?

Sometimes it’s a geographical place, or a longing for one, Cornwall in particular. The sound of seagulls, the salty smell of the sea, the reassuring rhythm of the tide as the river rises and falls in the harbour, that sense of a more peaceful pace in the wild beauty of the landscape.

Sometimes it’s the repetition of an emotional place – grieving the loss of my parents again, a monthly mood drop for no other reason than hormones, or the familiar fight to loosen anxiety’s tentacles that come back as reliably as bindweed.

Sometimes it’s social: the routine of a family get together, the joy of having my kids back together with us, the familiar strength of my husband’s arms around me.

But the song is about something, somewhere different. It’s about being back in a place of awe for all that Jesus has done for us, for me. It’s about remembering His ultimate sacrifice. It’s about never taking Him for granted.

And, like anyone else we love or who loves us, it’s far too easy to do just that, to forget the enormity of it all, to step out of our daily routine to express our gratitude.

And that’s the place I need to be in again most of all.

Here’s the full song and lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkK4YHy-wNg

(Joining the weekly five minute free write with the fabulous Five Minute Friday community. You can find more on the prompt word AGAIN here: https://fiveminutefriday.com/2019/08/08/fmf-writing-prompt-link-up-again-guest-post-by-niki-hardy/ )

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4 thoughts on “Once AGAIN (Five Minute Friday)

  1. This is beautiful, Liz, and I really relate to it because I have been in all those places you mention. But returning to that place of marvelling over what Jesus has done is so important. Church, particularly communion, helps me do that. Thanks for writing.

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  2. I don’t think I’ve heard this one. But it is a great (and much needed) exercise for all of us. To return to that place…the one where we since the awe of all He has done – and does – for us. Enjoyed your post this afternoon!

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