Monday Music — Fall (Ruth Gado Coleman)

 

How does someone handle three debilitating medical conditions which cause chronic pain and fatigue and have doctors baffled as to how to help?

Or receiving a phone call that their sister’s been in a terrible accident, but they don’t know where she is?

Or learning that their father is ministering in Africa in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history?

If you’re Ruth Gado Coleman, you fall into the arms of your Savior.

Maybe, like Ruth, you’re facing a situation that’s beyond your control. Her first single, Fall, off her first CD, Sweet Grace, will speak to your heart.

Ruth grew up in Nigeria with a strong faith in Christ through the example and encouragement of her parents. As a child, she willingly sacrificed for the Lord, certain it would pay off in the end.

Soon trial after trial piled high, and she began to grow weary of the struggles. Her faith no longer comforted her. It felt as if God had failed her. She questioned if following Christ was really worth it. Nothing she’d done felt like it had paid off or ever would.

Eventually, her weariness grew into flat out anger with God.

If He was going to treat her like this, leaving her in the midst of these insurmountable trials, then, Fine, forget it, she thought. She’d just go live life the way she wanted and grab some happiness for herself.

When I asked Ruth what drew her back to the Lord, she laughed, “I got tired of being angry at God.”

Following God hadn’t worked out the way she’d wanted, but living life on her own certainly hadn’t.

She came back to God because there was simply “no where else to go.”

Ruth echoed the words of Simon Peter:

“You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” ~ John 6:67-68

Ruth quit seeking God for what He could give her, and began seeking God simply because He’s God, and He’s worthy.

With her fight with God long over, she’s experienced the joy she’d been after, even though her health struggles have remained. God has used all of her struggles to continue His beautiful work in her. “I’m learning to be content.”

In the grip of her Savior — who she confirms never actually failed her — and surrounded by the strong support of her loving husband Jason, their families, and their friends, Ruth smiles at the future.

I smile, too, because I can’t believe God chose to bless me by bringing Ruth into my life. #madeafriend4eternity

Sit back and enjoy Ruth’s beautiful, heartfelt, and truth-filled song, Fall.

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By the way —

Ruth’s sister was finally located. The ambulance just so happen to take her to the very hospital in which their brother worked, while some of the other accident victims were transported to other area hospitals. She is now back at home, beginning her road to recovery.

Ruth’s father remains safe while he continues to minister in Africa.

Prayers for their family are greatly appreciated.

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Fall
Music & Lyrics by Ruth Gado Coleman Music

Verse 1
Have you sought for perfection
But fell way off mark
Looked for redemption
But was left in the dark
What you’d give so that you can be free

Chorus
Fall in the arms of a Savior
Who was wounded and scarred
Who was wounded and scarred
So you could
Fall into love’s feather bed
Won’t you please rest your head
And lay here instead
Fall

Verse 2
In the midst of your sorrows
When your days feel like night
While you hope for tomorrow
Won’t you give up the fight
Of trying to lean on your own feeble strength
And simply

Chorus
Fall in the arms of a Savior
Who was wounded and scarred
Who was wounded and scarred
So you can
Fall into grace’s feather bed
Won’t you please rest your head
And lay here instead
Fall
Fall

Bridge
Fall into love
Fall into grace
Fall into knowing the Christ is enough
Fall into love
Fall into grace
Fall into knowing the Christ is enough
Fall
Fall

Chorus

Fall in the arms of a Savior

Who was wounded and scarred

Who was wounded and scarred

So you could

Fall into grace’s feather bed

Won’t you please rest your head

And lay here instead

Fall

Fall

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