“Over what my mama said
And healed from what my daddy did and
I wanna live and not read that page again” Kirk Franklin “Imagine Me”
This is not a new song, by any means. I think it came out in 2005 or 2006 – the Hero album? In any case, listening to this song the other night, it was like hearing it for the first time. (Not to mention I had the cd when it came out and this was one of the songs on repeat.)
Maybe it’s this journey to forgiveness that I’ve been on, I’m not sure, as I said, not only was it as though I heard the lyrics for the first time, it was also as though they seeped into my heart and touched a place that was still feeling hurt, pain over the past.
Seriously imagine me, over it all, healed from it all, no longer looking back on past hurts, pains, reading those horrid pages over and over again. I didn’t think I could, or would, love to see the day where the past no longer hurt, where I could be free from it all and trust God totally.
As I’ve been working through some things, letting it all go, not only can I imagine me, I can see it, taste it! Not opening those pages of the painful past can, surprisingly, be so challenging, for me, but God… When I surrender it all to Jesus and place my trust in Him – it all fades away. No – it’s gone!
Imagine.. I imagine me being free.
*Original image painted by yours truly