This is now

The story of the Disciple, Simon Peter

Standing at the water’s edge
I dropped my dreams when I dropped my nets (Matthew 4:18-20)
No hesitation, no regrets,
I followed You, but that was then
And this is now

You washed my feet and You changed my name (John 13:5-10, John 1:40-42)
I swore I’d never be the same
But just like the tides, I guess people change
Cause that was then
And this is now

I wish I could go back, but I don’t know how
I remember when I stood my ground (Matthew 16:13-16, John 6:67-69)
I swore I’d never let You down (Matthew 26:33)
I want to be that man again
But that was then
And this is now

I watched the blind man lift his head
And look his Savior in the eyes (Mark 10:46-52)
I heard a dead man take a breath
Dropped to my knees as I watched him rise (Luke 7:11-16, Mark 5:35-43)

And I felt the sea beneath my feet
As I stepped out on the angry waves (Matthew 14:28-31)
But You saw the storm raging within
You reached out and calmed me then
But this is now

Chorus

Just when I thought my sin has closed the door
(Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-61)
I see my Savior standing on the shore (John 21:1-19)
With arms wide open
Just like the first time You called my name…

You said, “That was then, and this is now:
My child, I bore your cross, I wore your crown (Isaiah 53:3-8)
When you couldn’t come to Me, My love came down (Ephesians 2:13, 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
So take My hand, I’ll lead you out
Cause that was then and this is now

My child, I bore your cross, I wore your crown
You couldn’t come to Me so My love came down
Take my hand, I’ll lead you out
You’ll never be that man again
Cause that was then and this is now…”

~ Performed by:  Casting Crowns (Album:  Thrive)
Written by:  Mark Hall, Matthew West ~

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers… (1 Peter1:1)
Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye were healed.  For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.  (1 Peter 2:24-25)
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  (1 Peter 3:18)

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