“We are not as strong as we think we are”

Honestly, sometimes I think Rich Mullins was one of the greatest gifts God gave to the church in my life time. Miss him. Miss him a lot.

Just a few months before he died, 21 years ago at the age of 41 he recorded this at Wheaton College. Rich was an honest man. They are few,  too few and far between. But let’s try to be like him as he was like Jesus.

“We Are Not As Strong As We Think We Are”

Well, it took the hand of God Almighty
To part the waters in the sea
But it only took one little lie
To separate you and me
Oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are
And they say that one day Joshua
He made the sun stand still in the sky
But I can’t even keep
These thoughts of you from passing by
Oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are
We are frail
We are fearfully
And wonderfully made
Forged in the fires
Of human passion
Choking on the fumes
Of selfish rage
And with these our hells and our heavens
So few inches apart
We must be awfully small
And not as strong as we think we are
And the Master said that faith was
Gonna make them mountains move
But me I tremble like a hill on a fault line
Just at the thought of how I lost You
Oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are
We are frail
We are fearfully
And wonderfully made
Forged in the fires
Of human passion
Choking on the fumes
Of selfish rage
And with these our hells and our heavens
So few inches apart
We must be awfully small
And not as strong as we think we are
And if you make me laugh
I know I could make you like me
‘Cause when I laugh
I can be a lot of fun
Well, we can’t do that
I know that it is frightening
What I don’t know is
Why we can’t hold on
We can’t hold on
It took the hand of God Almighty
To part the waters in the sea
But it only took one little lie
To separate you and me
Oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are
When you love you walk on the water
Just don’t stumble on the waves
We all want to go there somethin’ awful
But to stand there it takes some grace
‘Cause oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are
No, we are not as strong
As we think we are
Walk on the water
Walk on the water
If we could just hold on
Just hold on

See you soon Rich.


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