9/23/2004

THE SPACE IN BETWEEN US

All I really wanna do
is fall into
the emptiness that is
the space in between us,
erase it and bring us
together again.

Building 4:29

I couldn’t have said it better myself. That chorus is from Building 4:29’s song The Space In Between Us, which is about how we create this space between us and God by our failure to realize the fullness of Him, and how He expects nothing of us to fix it, except to fall into Him.

There are times I wish that was something I could see with my eyes. I know it’s true, but sometimes, I long for it so desperately, to touch God physically, to have Him pick me up, and coddle me like the infant I am.

I took my daughter to a concert last night with my best friend and his daughter. Building 4:29 was one of the bands we saw. Todd Agnew was another. That man is the humblest performer I have ever met. “It’s time for all of us ‘performers’ to just drop the idea that we are anything, and realize that no matter what we do, it’s ALL about Jesus. It’s time to live that, not just say it! It’s time you all knew we are just as screwed up as you are.”, or something akin to that. (my memory, hmm) Amen!

Lord, erase the space that is in between us, and bring us together again.

5 comments:

Technidiva said...

"I took my daughter to a concert last night with my best friend and his daughter. Building 4:29 was one of the bands we saw. Todd Agnew was another. That man is the humblest performer I have ever met. “It’s time for all of us ‘performers’ to just drop the idea that we are anything, and realize that no matter what we do, it’s ALL about Jesus. It’s time to live that, not just say it! It’s time you all knew we are just as screwed up as you are.”, or something akin to that. (my memory, hmm) Amen! "


That's good advise for anyone that we are suppose to "look up to" from pastors and preachers to presidents and teachers. They are all human, they all sin, they all make mistakes.

I play in the worship band at my church and I can understand what he means when he says "it is all about Jesus". When I am playing on Sunday's I dont even feel like I am there. I want my whole attitude to be that I am just an instrument being used by Him. NOTHING else matters, not what I did before church, not what I am going to do after church but just that single moment when I have completely giving myself over to worshipping Him.

It sounds like you have a great concert! I enjoy reading your blog!
~TD

Elaine said...

Tom,
I'm gone for a few days and you have 5 I counted 5 posts. Yes bothe of them are great! Keep your eyes open, I think Building 4:29 is going to be at the Cup in a couple of months. I know you like hard rock but you should take your daughter to see Genny Ownes in Green Bay in Oct. One Way Ticket is playing too. Any way good post and I'm glad to hear you taking Ally to such great events.
God Bless :)

Tom Reindl said...

Technodiva (love that name!!)

"That's good advise for anyone that we are suppose to "look up to" from pastors and preachers to presidents and teachers. They are all human, they all sin, they all make mistakes."

Not to mention blog writers, too!! :D

Hello Elaine!! Good to see you got your computer back. Still, I bet the hammer would have worked a LOT quicker! :)

Technidiva said...

Thanks for the name Kudo's Tom! Its from a former life when I used to be the only female in an all male technical work enviroment... it was their nickname for me!

I am now (Praise God!) as of 9 months ago a fulltime stay at home mom, out of that insane world!

Tom Reindl said...

Technodiva,

Great!! I hope you are finding immense joy in your occupation. My mom was a full time stay at home mom. I was very grateful as a child.