by Christopher Mudiappahpillai

The perfectionist in me will not allow me to rest unless everything I write is perfect. Or as close as I can get it. Anyway, this song was playing while I made some corrections, so I guess that’s your song of the day.

Hard To Get

Rich Mullins

You who live in heaven

Hear the prayers of those of us who live on earth

Who are afraid of being left by those we love

And who get hardened by the hurt

Do you remember when You lived down here where we all scrape

To find the faith to ask for daily bread?

Did You forget about us after You had flown away?

Well, I memorized every word You said

Still I’m so scared I’m holding my breath

While You’re up there just playing hard to get

You who live in radiance

Hear the prayers of those of us who live in skin

We have a love that’s not as patient as Yours was

Still we do love now and then

Did You ever know loneliness, did You ever know need?

Do You remember just how long a night can get?

When You were barely holding on

And Your friends fall asleep

And don’t see the blood that’s running in Your sweat?

Will those who mourn be left uncomforted

While You’re up there just playing hard to get?

And I know you bore our sorrows

And I know you feel our pain

And I know it would not hurt any less

Even if it could be explained

And I know that I am only lashing out

At the One who loves me most

And after I figured this somehow

All I really need to know…

Is if You who live in eternity hear the prayers of those of us who live in time

We can’t see what’s ahead and we cannot get free of what we’ve left behind

I’m reeling from these voices that keep screaming in my ears

All the words of shame and doubt, blame and regret

I can’t see how You’re leading me unless You’ve led me here

Where I’m lost enough to let myself be led

And so You’ve been here all along I guess

It’s just Your ways and You are just plain hard to get