Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reach One More for Jesus

my reflections:
One of my friends recommended for me to sing this song becuase of its beautiful message and powerful melody. Until now I have had no chance to sing this song, but maybe someday. Alva Copeland, the one who wrote and sang this song in the video was inspired by Pastor Rick Warren's story that when his father died and his dad left him a message that he repeated over and over again in his deathbed: "Reach One More for Jesus".

I feel this song as I had served as a missionary overseas for about 4 years. The desire to introduce others to Jesus has been with me since I was born. And I have yet to continue with the work entrusted by God to me. In so many ways, I have failed to find an opportunity to do that. But I believe that no act of goodness or service to others for God, is gone unnoticed. God is using me and I will reach "more" for Jesus. This is my prayer.

the song:


the lyrics:
As I looked in my father’s eyes
Sat by his bed and held his hand
And I said my last goodbyes
He just held on for as long as he can
And I heard him say

Reach one more for Jesus
Before I close my eyes
I must reach one more for Jesus
I won’t let another day go by
That’s what I’m living for
To reach one more
One more for Jesus

As I sat by my father’s side
I lay down my head upon his bed
And he felt the tears I cried
And he placed his hand upon my head
And I heard him say

Reach one more for Jesus
Before you close your eyes
You must reach one more for Jesus
Don’t let another day go by
That’s what you’re living for
To reach one more
One more for Jesus

Before he closed his eyes
For the final time
And left this earth
For home he said

Reach one more for Jesus
Before we close our eyes
Reach one more for Jesus
Don’t let another day go by
That’s what we’re living for
To reach one moreOne more for Jesus
That’s what we’re living for
To reach one moreFor Jesus

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