Deb’s Journey…

September 1, 2011

Nothing is Wasted

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Tom and I have been watching the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy this week.  We’ve been so delighted in the story, especially in the Fellowship that travels with Frodo on his challenging journey.   At one point Sam says, “I cannot carry your burden Mr. Frodo, but I can carry you”…perhaps friendship is best defined that way!

As I look back on our own challenging journey over the past three years I cannot help but remember with grateful tears the faithful warriors who have carried us during dark times when we could not move forward on our own and when hope felt like a lie.

One of our Fellowship has been Jason Gray.  His songs point to the Redeemer and offer us hope and light even in our darkest nights.

This week you can hear a special intimate version of his song “Nothing is Wasted”.

This song has touched deep places in me.  Jason has helped keep my hope alive many times over the past couple years as we’ve walked through sorrow.  I’m grateful beyond words!

The hurt that broke your heart

and left you trembling in the dark

feeling lost and alone

Will tell you hope’s a lie

but what if every tear you’ve cried

will seed the ground

where joy will grow?

Nothing is wasted

Nothing is wasted

In the Hands of our Redeemer

Nothing is wasted

The wound that leaves a scar

becomes a part of who we are

but this is not the stories’ end

The pain that closed the chapter

sets the stage for what comes after

when all we’ve lost will be found again.

Nothing is wasted

Nothing is wasted

In the Hands of our Redeemer

Nothing is wasted

When hope is more than you can bear

and it’s too hard to believe it could be true

and your strength fails you half way there

you can lean on me and I’ll believe for you

and in time, you will believe it too…

Nothing is wasted

Nothing is wasted

Sometimes we are waiting in the sorrow we have tasted

but joy will replace it

In the Hands of the Redeemer

Nothing is wasted…

I hope you’ll go and listen to it The album “A Way to See in the Dark” will release on September 13th but you can pre-order on iTunes or at

Jason Gray with us at the Haitian Orphan concert in April.

Ian Thomas - Forever Seven

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