Tonight as I catch up on emails, I have my I-tunes set on shuffle. I love shuffle because every now and then a song will play that maybe I've forgotten about and it just seems to "hit the spot" as songs can so often do.
Tonight it was a song by one of my all-time favorite groups, Watermark. The song is called "Invade"; it's a song that I have come to love in longing for a day when hopefully I could pray the words of this song over my own home, over my own family, over my own children. That day has not yet come, but it was as if God allowed me to hear the song in a different light tonight and deeply desire this over my present home.
Come, come in
Invade all You see of us
Any man, who'd walk Your road is welcomed here
And You're the only One
Jesus, come and walk the halls of this house
Tread this place and turn it inside out
With Your mercy...
Jesus, teach us the prayers that open these doors
Until Your light floods in and illuminates these floors
And let Your truth be on our steps and in these rooms
Reach, reach in
With the hand that heals all our suffering
Conquer all that is not of You
Bring Your spirit throught
As we fill these walls with Your praise
I call for angels
I call for mercy
I call for freedom
In the name of Jesus
That is my prayer over this house. This is not just a building for orphaned children, it is home to some of the world's most precious treasures, and it is my home. I pray that He would open doors to be able to share the Hope that is in those of us who know Him. I pray that in these rooms, where these babies eat, sleep, play, and grow, that He would invade. I pray that His hand would heal all of the physical and emotional suffering here and that we would fill these walls with His praise.
So tonight I do pray the words of this song over my home, over my family, over our children.