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This Is Now

February 12, 2020—

As we live our lives from day to day, the strength and conviction of our faith can wax and wane against our will. Today’s song by Casting Crowns, “This Is Now,” follows the apostle Peter’s crisis of faith, and the call to return that Jesus extends to each one of us.

Just when I thought my sin had closed the door

I see my Savior standing on the shore

With arms wide open

Just like the first time You called my name

You said that was then, and this is now

Today, let us pray for God’s eternal grace upon us—to protect us when we struggle, and bring us safely home to Him.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Standing at the water's edge
I dropped my dreams when I dropped my nets
No hesitation, no regrets
I followed You but that was then
And this is now
You washed my feet and You changed my name
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
I swore I'd never let You down
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
I heard a dead man take a breath
Dropped to my knees as I watched him rise
And I felt the sea beneath my feet
As I stepped out on the angry waves
But You saw the storm raging within
You reached out and calmed me then
But this is now

I wish I could go back but I don't know how
I remember when I stood my ground
I swore I'd never let You down
I want to be that man again
But that was then
And this is now

Just when I thought my sin had closed the door
I see my Savior standing on the shore
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
When you couldn't come to Me My love came down
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

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