>Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday Tunes, an idea proliferated by my lovely wife over at All Places in Between.

This week’s song gives us a glimpse into the heart of God.  I’m in the midst of writing about four different sermons right now as we approach the busiest time of the year for pastors.  So perhaps it is important for us to be thinking about such things.  What is the point of Holy Week?  I think this song lays it out pretty well.  The whole point is so that we are in relationship with God.  God’s heart is to be with us.  So why do we spend so much time trying to run away?  God doesn’t want to control us out of some sort of sick desire to be the puppeteer of our lives.  God simply wants to live in relationship with us.
Run can be found on Kutless’ first album.  When I started listening to Christian radio on a consistent basis while I was in seminary, this was named the Song of the Year by Air1 radio.  I remember hearing it while I was at work one day, and just fell in love with the song.  That week, I bought the CD and have been listening to it since.
Why do you run why do you hide oh don’t you know I
just, just want to be with you. 

Looking down from above as you watch TV
Wondering why, oh you’re ignoring me
Do you remember, remember when I came to you
And you loved me
And I’m waiting for you
And I’m waiting for you

Why do you run why do you hide oh don’t you know I
just, just want to be with you, to be with you
Hey, why do you run why do you hide oh do’t you know
I just, just want to be with you, to be with you…

Whatever happened to the love, the love you had for me
When you first came to me
Don’t you know that I died, died so I could be with
you forever.
And I’m waiting for you
And I’m waiting for you

Why do you run why do you hide oh don’t you know I
just, just want to be with you, to be with you
Hey, why do you run why do you hid oh don’t you know
I just, just want to be with you, to be with you…

Find a place of solitude, and I’ll speak to you
As you pray to me
Don’t you know I’m waiting here, waiting for you to
read and hear my words
I’m waiting here missing the time the times we shared
oh, please come to me

So, why do you run why do you hide oh don’t you know I
just, just want to be with you, to be with you
Hey, why do you run why do you hide oh don’t you know
I just, just want to be with you, to be with you…

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