I am currently searching for the lyrics of a song by Michael Card. In the process, I came across an interview titled The Wounded Worshiper.
In my post, My Mentors in Lament, I mentioned Michael Card’s, The Hidden Face of God, which is one of my favorite CDs. As I read the interview, I was touched by glimpses of personal biography behind the music on this CD.
This quote seems almost like a picture of my life over the last few years:
God is most intent on giving us himself, not giving us things. At the end of the book of Job, he doesn’t get his things back. Job gets God back. It’s a whole reorientation in our relationship with God to see him not as a provider who gives us things, but to see him as intent on giving himself to us.
The whole concept of worshiping God with our wounds (the theme of the first song on this CD) is still mind boggling to me. But, oh how thankful I am that I can!