Saturday, March 26, 2011

Do You Know Someone Who Needs to Know They are More?

Reach FM contest entry



“You are More” by Tenth Avenue North reminds me of many women we pass by each day. We sometimes forget about the unseen people around us, the hurting ones who feel invisible. Yet these beautiful lyrics describe a closeness that the Lord wants to give to all who have felt "unseen." I have at times, prayed to the Lord in desperation, "See me, See me!" perhaps as a small child might say. "Feel me and my pain, Lord." I know there is someone else right now praying these very words. She is a sister among you; you don’t know her, or her name. She may have been abused, used and tormented. She dreams but they turn into nightmares. She wants to open up and tell you about her life, but she is afraid you will cringe and turn away.


The things she has endured would not fit into your tidy world. She may be your friend but you really can’t share her pain. The cup she has drunk is too horrible to taste and it would cause you to hurt also.

She has seen perverseness in the eyes of men, and the hearts of women. She is a sister among you, who smiles to mask the pain.

“You are more than the choices that you've made,


You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,


You are more than the problems you create,


You've been remade.”

Jesus said what you have done for the least of these, you have done for Me.


Only God can heal the hurts but He sometimes leaves the pain and the memories so we don’t overlook this unseen sister, lost in pain. Needing a Savior, needing a friend.


Needing someone to tell her “She is more!”

Donna Collins Tinsley


You Are More LyricsArtist(Band):Tenth Avenue North


There's a girl in the corner With tear stains on her eyes From the places she's wandered And the shame she can't hide
She says, "How did I get here? I'm not who I once was. And I'm crippled by the fear That I've fallen too far to love" But don't you know who you are, What's been done for you? Yeah don't you know who you are?
 You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.

Well she tries to believe it That she's been given new life But she can't shake the feeling That it's not true tonight She knows all the answers And she's rehearsed all the lines And so she'll try to do better But then she's too weak to try But don't you know who you are?
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.

 'Cause this is not about what you've done, But what's been done for you. This is not about where you've been, But where your brokenness brings you to This is not about what you feel, But what He felt to forgive you, And what He felt to make you loved.
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade. You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
 You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.

You've been remade
 You've been remade
. You've been remade.
 You've been remade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3GOtpwITPQ

2 comments:

  1. I've waited a while to post my Reach FM contest entry, but I think it will be OK to do it now. I still am basking in the wonder that they would choose mine. I'm adding a link to the song and the lyrics at the end.
    You should listen to it:)

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  2. Dear Donna, Truly the Lord has given you beauty for ashes. Your story is amazing and grips the heart. Your words above have stirred my heart to seek and to love those who feel invisible! Thank you for sharing the Lord's beautiful heart!

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