Tune-y Tuesday (I wonder)

This past Friday, I drove with some of my girls from work out to Cultus Lake Waterpark. It was much fun, and the day housed much laughter and splashes! 

As I drove, I had my iPod mix on shuffle. It was mostly pop music with a few random Christian songs mixed in.

*Side note. I was thanking God on Friday for creating me in such a way that I LOVE pop music. I don't know how I would handle a lot of the car rides with these girls if I didn't find pop music so fun. I know all the words, dance along, and am a goof - I get to be authentically silly with them. As I prayed and thanked Him for the gift of finding fun in the songs these girls love, I noted how He didn't have to make me that way. He could have created me to really dislike top 40 sounds, but for some reason, this is how I am. I'm thankful. I think most of the time I wish I didn't have such a heart for pop, but for the first time in my life, it's almost a cool ministry tool for connecting.*

At one point along the drive, a song by Leeland came on called "I Wonder".

In typical Tune-y Tuesday fashion, I've attached the video below with the lyrics highlighted in the way they spoke to me. I started Tune-y Tuesday because scripture consistently calls us to sing "a new song" and to "praise God" always. This is just an easy way for me to keep listening to music that points me to Him and causes me to have to search out good music on a consistent basis.
On the way to church I drove a close friend and this song came on. I mentioned that I love it, and so we silently listened until I couldn't help but sing along. My sweet friend had tears rolling down her cheeks, and my heart was so affectionate towards my Saviour in that moment. It made for a perfect drive to church.

As we walked from the car into church, she commented something like "this is the type of song we're supposed to sing to Jesus. It's a simple love song. Words can't describe how we feel".

I hope you find much comfort as you listen, and that you are blessed by it. I find it completely incredible. It points my heart towards loving Jesus more.


At the stars in the night, I wonder
At Your lightning in the sky, I shudder
Your glory is a blanket that covers
Every living thing
I’m in awe at the majesty of who You are
Your love is a seal burnt inside my heart
All of the day I want to be where You are
Holy Father

And it feels like there’s not enough praise inside of me
With all these words, all my heart can sing is holy

You are holy

Jesus Christ
You bled Your love, laid down Yourself
And gave me life
In naked shame You hung and You were lifted high
Here I lay in awe and wonder
I am afraid
For no one’s ever sacrificed and loved me this way

So on my face I fall under Your heavy grace
Here I lay in awe and wonder
And I wonder

I’m in awe at the majesty of who You are
Your love is a seal burnt inside my heart
All of the day I want to be where You are
Holy Father

And it feels like there’s not enough praise inside of me
With all these words*, all my heart can sing is holy
You are holy 

Jesus Christ
You bled Your love, laid down Yourself
And gave me life
In naked shame You hung and You were lifted high
Here I lay in awe and wonder
I am afraid
For no one’s ever sacrificed and loved me this way
So on my face I fall under Your heavy grace
Here I lay in awe and wonder
And I wonder

Oh.
Oh.
And I wonder.

Jesus Christ
You bled Your love, laid down Yourself
And gave me life
In naked shame You hung and You were lifted high
Here I lay in awe and wonder
I am afraid
For no one’s ever sacrificed and loved me this way

So on my face I fall under Your heavy grace
Here I lay in awe and wonder
And I wonder



*Too often, my words have too much value to me. Yet I know so well that my words can never ever give God enough glory, praise, worth, value, ANYTHING enough. Wow*

For a long time, I listened to this song and always wondered what the writer was wondering about. It was this past week when my brain clued in that this far more magical, more mysterious. It's a wonder that desires to know Christ more.