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Highway to My Heart

It was a beautiful, sunny day. I had the music up, the window rolled down, and was tapping my finger on the steering wheel as I cruised along the highway. The Christian radio station I was tuned in to started another praise-worship song that I liked. Suddenly, in my mind, the focus of the song flipped. My eyes welled up with tears, and I had to pull off to the side of the road …

Rewind << I was nine years old when I first stepped into the baptismal tank, along with several other students from my school. We had studied all the beliefs and doctrines of the church; but, at least for me, the knowledge had reached my head, but not really touched my heart.

Life carried on. I went on through high school, college, and began a career and a family. I wasn’t rebellious — outwardly. I was ‘good’ and was attending church regularly. My kids were in church. My wife and I volunteered with various church ministries. Yet, something (Someone) was missing.

Skip Forward >> Now, parked along the side of the highway, with tears streaming down my face, I really heard the lyrics for the first time. It was as if Jesus was singing this song directly to me!

Draw me close to you
never let me go
I’d lay it all down again
to hear you say that I’m your Friend

You are My desire
no one else will do
’cause nothing else could take your place
to feel the warmth of your embrace
Help me find the way
[to] bring me back to you

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know you are near

He desired me! He needed me! The warmth of His embrace enveloped me …

Jesus still desires, needs, and embraces me today, and I Him!

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Tim Kruger

writes from the Pacific Northwest.

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