Simple and self-explanatory.
All we need to do is ask and He’ll grant our petitions.
The very best that you can ask is just to be with Jesus.
So many things we often want don’t satisfy when we get them.
Are you ready to leave all behind, let go of all that holds you?
Don’t be surprised if what you get is not what you imagined.
You won’t be disappointed if you ask for nothing but the best.
Written in Bernalillo, New Mexico; January 1984
This song was written in Israel when a future friend, Paul Cohen, to whom the Lord sent us to speak was confronted with a major decision. This decision had major implications for him either way. He took the right road only to come to many crossroads since.
We met Alan Gilbert, a young man who had been in a terrible car accident which left terrible consequences on body and mind. While he would put on a brave face, we knew it was a put-on. This song came to confront him with reality and to encourage him to repent and believe. He went away apparently as hardened as ever. The mystery of iniquity is something at which to marvel.
Of all my writings, there are two that were written in 2 sittings, years apart. These were the first ones I ever wrote, and this one, interestingly enough, speaks of two births. While I had known the first, I had written of it but did not write of the second, which is the resurrection, until I had known it as well. It is therefore most befitting that the words of this writing came in two parts. The first part came only as a poem, words. It is all now a song though the music did come somewhere inbetween the two sittings.