I can’t get enough of this song.
“Spirit, Lead me where my trust is without borders.”
Borders can be anything. They can be in our minds. Limits we put on ourselves, lies we believe, fear we succumb to. We can be telling ourselves old stories about where we can go and why we must stay and how we can’t cross this or that line. We may still be acting for others. We may have walls of our own creation trapping us in and holding us hostage. We may be fighting addictions and strongholds that have held us for decades or generations. We may be warriors fighting battles in our minds and hearts every day.
Or we may be facing down giants like violence and death and war across actual, physical borders of enemy territory. We may be the kind of warrior that puts on his or her boots and grabs a gun and fights for freedom and prays for safety. The kind that carries a picture of loved ones and wears a dog tag and can’t sleep at night. The kind that takes orders and stands tall and faces fears and dreams of coming home. The one that has courage that we don’t always understand…passion and purpose and a rare kind of bravery…we are in awe…we see them in the airport and want to say something…we want to say, “thank you” and “you are brave” and “I appreciate you”. Sometimes we approach them and they are humble and honored and grateful. God has called them into a trust without borders and they have answered that call.
This song is for all of us.
But on Memorial Day, it’s especially for the warriors who fought valiantly for our freedom and lost their lives while doing so. It’s for those who “called upon His name” and whose souls now “rest in His embrace”.