Saturday, July 28, 2012

Where I Belong


Do you have a theme song for your life?  I kind of do.  I think I may be adding another, though.

Let me explain.  As I've mentioned before, I was raised in a lot of places.  A lot of houses were "home" to my family.   I was a "new girl" over and over. While I admit to wishing it were otherwise, especially when I had to leave good friends, I don't think I was particularly scarred by all the moving.  In fact, although I don't recommend moving a lot as a superior way to raise children,  I can see that I've gained a few advantages from it.  For one thing, I believe I adapt to change more easily than a lot of people.

I was thinking about this today and realized that one of the reasons I could manage these adaptations was because I knew very early on that I didn't really belong to this world anyway.  I don't think any of us should feel we quite belong here.  This isn't home.

I don't remember the first time I heard the song, "This World Is Not My Home" by Jim Reeves, but I do remember thinking of it as my theme song.  I really identified with it and even thought it would be a good song to have at my funeral.  Do any of you remember this song?


This world is not my home I'm just a passing through

My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door


And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

Oh Lord you know I have no friend like you
If heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do

The angels beckon me from heaven's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore

This song seemed quite cool to me back then.  But, although the words remain meaningful, the sound of it is rather dated now.  Not to worry!  I have now adopted a new theme song.  Being a person of a loyal nature, I assure you I'm not dropping the first.  I just choose to have two theme songs now.  

I'd love it if you would take the time to click on the link and listen to my new theme song.  It takes less than 4 minutes but trust me, it will be time well spent.  You may even decide that you want it for your theme song as well!  After listening to it and reading the words, tell me what you think.  If you like it, please consider purchasing it.


"Where I Belong"   by Building 429

Sometimes it feels like I'm watching from the outside
Sometimes it feels like I'm breathing but am I alive
I will keep searching for answers that aren't here to find

All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

So when the walls come falling down on me
And when I'm lost in the current of a raging sea
I have this blessed assurance holding me.

All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

When the earth shakes I wanna be found in You
When the lights fade I wanna be found in You

All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

All I know is I'm not home yet
This is not where I belong
Take this world and give me Jesus
This is not where I belong

Where I belong, where I belong
Where I belong, where I belong