Thursday, May 22, 2008

Goodbye Dublin

Last week there were some developments in Chris & I's life that made it no longer wise to go forward with the purchase of our dream home. We were three days from closing, we had a solid renter for our house, I had already bought a homeschool desk and moved it in and had the place sprayed for bugs. Although Chris and I were in agreement with our decision and God's leading, I was still sad to say the least. We've had our eyes on this home since January. There was a night last week when all the crazy things in our life felt a little overwhelming and I asked Chris if I could go escape in the word for a few hours. It did my soul much good to get my eyes focused on the cross and off of myself. In opening up Morning and Evening I read this:

"Do you want a house for your soul? You may ask, " how much does it cost?" Something less than proud human nature would like to pay... Will you take Jesus and dwell in him? This house is furnished with all you want; it is filled with riches more than you can spend as long as you live. In this house you can have intimate communion with Christ and feast on his love, the tables are well stocked with food for you to live on forever; in it, when weary, you can find rest with Jesus; and from it you have a view of heaven itself. Will you have the house? When this world shall have melted like a dream, our house shall live and stand more imperishable then marble, more solid than granite, self-existent as God, for it is God himself- We abide in Him.""

Again how great to be reminded that no earthly home can compare to all the riches I have in Christ! I have already been given my dream home!

So, in all good humor of course, I wrote a goodbye song to Dublin, call it closure :-) Dublin was the street the house resided on.

Oh my dublin, Oh my dublin, Oh my Dublin paradise
You're all I've hoped for all I wanted
In a home with the right price

Once I set out to find a better place
Where I could serve my family
A double oven, a large kitchen, a homeschool room and a place for Luz

Oh my dublin, oh my dublin, Oh my Dublin paradise
You're all I've hoped for all I wanted
In a home with the right price

I thought I lost you, then I got you, now I'm losing you once more
It's been so hard leaving you empty
How I'll miss those tiled floors

But I serve the Lord above all things
here on earth which fade away
and it seems he has a different plan
one that makes us go separate ways

Oh my dublin, oh my dublin, no more tears shall I cry
You are gone and lost forever
But my inheritance stands firm in Christ


Briana Almengor said...

I don't even know you personally and I wanted to cry for you. :) But, I'm glad to read of how God met you and caused you to find joy in Him and even draw humor from your circumstances...true grace on your life!

Shawnda said...

I love how the Lord has minsitered to your heart. Again, what a tender God we have!!!! And I'm very impressed with the song - cute and God exalting! ; )

Mr and Mrs said...

Tara, it has been so long since I have seen you, but I can still imagine your short, low, double laugh with your hopeful eyes gleaming behind. I praise God that He is Faithful in drawing you deeper and deeper into His Care. PRAISE GOD!