Thanks, Josh, for the Switchfoot Hello Hurricane CD you made me. I heard this song on Monday and was really struck by the simple power of the bridge part:
I’m caving in
I’m in love again
I’m a wretched man
Every breath is a second chance
Just the day before, my oldest brother and I had been talking about the concept of “surrender to win,” which can apply to so many aspects of life—repairing a relationship, overcoming an addiction, finding intimacy with God…. That really hit me with the line “I’m caving in.” Caving in can be a good thing, especially when it comes to surrendering to the power and mystery of God. I know I for one have held out and been stubborn about certain beliefs of mine, relating to God, but finally I had to cave in. And it was freeing. Humbling and freeing.
I’m so glad every breath is a second chance!