So today is the 17th anniversary of the death of Rich Mullins. Outside of David in the book of Psalms, I don’t know of another poet who so accurately expressed the feelings of my soul. I can remember during an exceptionally difficult time in my life listening to such songs as “Hold Me Jesus” and “Jacob had Two Women” to help express myself. While I have always loved songs like “Awesome God” and “Step by Step” I have to say my all-time favorite song from Mullins came from his unfinished album released after his death. The song is “Hard to Get”in which Mullins wrestles through his struggles to understand God and His leading. I so get that! My favorite lyrics which have helped me through many a sorrow are:
I can’t see how You’re leading me unless You’ve led me here
Where I’m lost enough to let myself be led
And so You’ve been here all along I guess
It’s just Your ways and You are just plain hard to get
I would highly recommend the recent movie that was made about his life, Ragamuffin.
Thank you, Rich. Looking forward to worshiping with you one day…