I was lost in darkness and sinking sand
Well, I was barely nothin’, a broken man
God, Jahar is so lost without You. He’s broken. I imagine he feels as if he is worthless….unloved….unwanted. He needs You, and he needs You now. Without You, he is in sinking sand…..on the path to eternal torment and separation from You.
But you picked up the pieces of my heart in your hand
Then you came and showed to me love’s second chance
Lord, would You pick up the pieces of Jahar’s heart and help to fit them back together? Would You heal him in Your holy name? I praise You and thank You for being a God of second chances. Would You give Jahar a second chance in You?
Shine on, shine on, shine on me
Whenever something’s missing
You’re exactly what I need
Your love has shown me the light, and now I finally see
So shine on, shine on, shine on me
Jesus, shine Your beautiful light into Jahar’s darkness. Maybe he feels like something is missing….maybe he feels a false sense of Allah’s presence. But Lord, whether he knows it or not – You are exactly what he needs. Open up his eyes Jesus. Open up his eyes to the truth…..that You are the one true God. That there is nothing he could have ever done that is too much for Your precious blood to wash away completely. That he has a Father who loves him and deeply desires a personal relationship with him. That he has never been more wanted in his entire life than he is right now….by a passionate God who is relentlessly pursuing his heart.
Lord knows that I’m not perfect, but I sure do try
And I see the man that I can be, in your eyes
Well there are times I still get lost in yesterday
But you put the past behind me and you light my way
Father, help Jahar to see who he could become in You. While human beings may always place negative labels on him – that doesn’t need to define who he is. Help him to see that You have the power to make him a completely new creation. Lord, help Jahar to put the past completely behind him and step into a new future, walking in the light as Your son.
Shine all your love on me
Shine all your love on me
God, thank you for shielding Jahar’s body from the bullets in the boat that night. Thank you for saving his earthly life and giving him an opportunity to find eternal life in You. You have a prodigal child, God…..and whether he knows it or not, he needs desperately to come home to You. I know You love him Jesus. Shine all of that beautiful, deep, unconditional love down on him relentlessly until he is Yours Lord Jesus. And he WILL be Yours.