Monday, January 5, 2009

Music Monday - "Lean on Me"

Twenty-odd years ago I was falling apart. I'd somehow gotten myself on the wrong path and couldn't seem to find my way back to the right one. I felt lost. One person reached out and held my hand and helped me up... and I got back on the right path for a very long time.

And then, a couple of years ago, I started down the wrong path again. The same exact path that caused me such pain before, but this time compounded by grief.

So, I reached out. But there were no hands to cling to this time. So, I prayed. I prayed for a very long time. And eventually, a year later, the same hand that held my hand all those years before reached out to mine and held it. And I stopped crying every day and started to find strength again. Sometimes God knows just who to send, however unlikely the person may be. Or, how far away.

So, this song is for that friend. Thanks for letting me lean on you.

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Speedcat Hollydale said...

Well, I do not know much about the circumstances you are eluding to, but I think as humans we have ALL been through times of turbulance. It's not hard to loose your way ... and we all have.

Funny, those of us who have recovered from falling in life, have been ultimately triumphant by reaching out, and holding the hand of the Lord. In his infinate wisdom, he follows up by sending more helpful hands.
This is a lovely dedication :-)

Indeed, we ALWAYS have someone to lean on. He is just one prayer away.

Chris said...

Speedy, that was a beautiful comment. Thank you.

I had a feeling you would understand.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

... boy do I ever (smile)

I am thankful every day.

Chris said...

Me too. :)

There is deep joy in thanking Him every day, isn't there? And a sense of relief that there is always Someone there to catch you when you fall.

Rozella said...

We all have lost our way before and I believe that it happens for a reason. Our experiences are our best teacher and the most important thing in life is to learn and evolve into a better being. :)

Love the song btw.

Chris said...


Your song was perfect over on your site!

Thanks for commenting. I completely agree with you. A friend of mine says that what doesn't kill him makes him stronger. If we try, I think we can almost always take away something from any experience that makes us stronger, a better person. The learning process is hard, though!

BIBI said...

This is a beautiful post. Sometimes when we are faced with all kinds of trials and tribulations the right song will come along and remind us that there is a higher power out there to help us along.

I can't tell you how many times my faith has been restored in the lord from a song in which I thought came directly from HIM at my time of need.

Loved your post!

Daisy said...

Love this song, Chris and really enjoyed reading this post too. Well done. :)

ALF said...

Thank God for good friends.

Chris said...

Hi Bibi!
I hadn't listened to music for a long time. But, then all this happened and now I find myself feeling just the way you described! Amazing what God uses in our lives to restore us to Him, is it not?

Chris said...

Hi Daisy!

Thanks for stopping by! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the post. It was hard to write, actually.

Now I'm going over to your site to see what you've been up to! :)

Chris said...

ALF - Well said!!! I agree wholeheartedly! :)

Jane Turley said...

A lovely song - and a lovely, thought provoking post to go with it.

Chris said...

Thank you, Jane! I'm glad you stopped by! :)

LOVE your profile pic! It's PERFECT. :)

I've gone back and played "Lean on Me" several times over the past couple of days. It makes me happy every time I listen to it. :)