Things We Leave Behind

December 29, 2010

There sits Simon foolish and wise
Proudly he’s tending his nets
Jesus calls and the boat drifts away
All that he owns he forgets

More than the nets he abandoned that day
He found that his pride was soon fading away

It’s hard to imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

Matthew was mindful of taking the tax
Pressing the people to pay
Hearing the call he responded in faith
And followed the light and the way

Leaving the people so puzzled he found
The greed in his heart was no longer around

Every heart needs to be set free
From possessions that press in so tight
Freedom is not found in the things that we own
It’s the power to do what is right

With Jesus our only possession
Giving becomes our delight
We can’t imagine the freedom we find
From the things we leave behind

We show a love for the world in our lives
Worshipping goods we possess
Jesus said lay all your treasures aside
And love God above all the rest

When we say no to the things of the world
We open our hearts to the love of the Lord

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One Response to “Things We Leave Behind”

  1. seaton garrett Says:

    Hadn’t heard that in a long time. Needed to hear it again, thanks.


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