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“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee.” –St. Augustine

I always have music on in my car, usually a CD, and I don’t change it often, particularly when it’s new. I want to learn the lyrics and tune so that I can sing along (yes, I’m one of those people stopped at the red light, singing my heart out). So the last 2 weeks, I’ve had Big Guy’s CD, Vice Verses by Switchfoot, playing over and over and over…and one day recently, as I’m sitting in the car in the school parking lot, working on something (because I’m trying to squeeze multiple things into every spare minute of my day) or praying for someone (my heart is breaking a lot these days), I find myself very tuned into the words. I’d heard this song a zillion times, but I hadn’t really heard it. I have been not only restless, but relentless in my pursuit of God. I am thankful that He kept reaching for me during a time when I thought I was drowning. I have been “waiting, anticipating” what God has planned for me. And there are days when I am homesick for heaven – no more suffering or heartache. I just sat there and basked (there’s a word you don’t see often) in His embrace….in my car…in the parking lot…

Here are the lyrics, or if you prefer the music with it (like I do), here’s the Youtube link (I never waste spend time on Youtube): Restless by Switchfoot

Close your eyes and bask…

“Restless”

I am the sea on a moonless night,
Calling, falling, slipping tides
I am the leaky, dripping pipes
The endless aching drops of light
I am the raindrop falling down,
Always longing for the deeper ground
I am the broken, breaking seas
Even my blood finds ways to bleed

Even the rivers ways to run
Even the rain to reach the sun
Even my thirsty streams,
Even in my dreams

I am restless, I am restless
I am restless, looking for you
I am restless, I run like the ocean to find your shore
I’m looking for you

I am the thorn stuck in your side,
I am the one that you left behind,
I am the dried up doubting eyes
Looking for the well that won’t run dry

Running hard for the other side
The world that I’ve always been denied
Running hard for the infinite
With the tears of the saints and hypocrites

Oh blood of black and white and gray
Death and life and night and day
One by one by one
We let our rivers run

I am restless, I am restless
I am restless, looking for you
I am restless, I run like the ocean to find your shore
Looking for you

I can hear you breathing,
I can hear you leading
More than just a feeling
More than just a feeling
I can feel you reaching
Pushing through the ceiling
’til the final healing
I’m looking for you

Until the sea of glass we meet
At last completed and complete
The tide of tear and pain subside
Laughter drinks them dry

I’ll be waiting
Anticipating
All that I aim for
What I was made for
With every heartbeat
All of my blood bleeds
Running inside me
Looking for you

I am restless, I am restless
I am restless, looking for you
I am restless, I run like the ocean to find your shore
I’m looking for you, I’m looking for you

References: http://thinkexist.com/quotation/thou-hast-made-us-for-thyself-o-lord-and-our/347709.html
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/switchfoot/restless.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFlScJ32_qw

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