Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The gift of song

I won a CD from Life at 7000 feet!
Thank you Meredith, this ones for you.

My girls and I were in the car listening to music (as usual) the other day when a certain song came on.

As we were singing and listening to the lyrics I was thinking to myself (as usual) how I wanted to write the chorus down and paint them on a canvas or something and that it would make a beautiful gift for my daughters.

All of a sudden my oldest daughter says "I love this part, I so want to write this down and hang it in my room or something!"

I looked at her and just started crying (as usual) and told her I had just been thinking that same thing.

We shared a nice little moment over a song that held so much meaning in those few lyrics.

But you know what's even more amazing?

The CD I won this week, had that song on it!
When we listened to it today and heard that song we both just looked at eachother and were so excited.

Here's the part I / we wanted to write down

Be strong in the Lord
and never give up hope
You're gonna do great things
I already know
God's got His hand on you
so don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget
but don't forget why you're here
Take your time and pray
and thank God for each day
His love will find a way

The words I would say
           by Sidewalk Prophets

I also have to tell you about one other song on the CD that just touched me so deeply today. I had never heard it before and when I did, I lost it. (as usual)

Sometimes, well most of the time, I can't really grasp just how much it is that Jesus loves me. Like, really loves me.
This song makes you think about that.
Not only His love for me, but who it is He is loving. I am flawed, a failure, scared and just so not worth it.  But He doesn't see any of that.

Here's the part of the song that made my heart ache and long to grasp His love for me.

I am the thorn in Your crown
     but You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
     but You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
    but You love me anyway
I am Judas' kiss
    but You love me anyway

You love me anyway
       by Sidewalk Prophets

If your struggling at all with grasping His love for you. Find this song. Listen to it and let Him speak to you. Let Him love you like no other.

Thanks again Mer!


Mrs. Claus said...

Sah-weet! YAY! You are the winner!

I love Sidewalk Prophets, too!

Great post!

Hope you have a super-fabulous-can't-believe-God-loves-me-THIS-much-it's-like-Christmas kind of day!!

Kellie said...

Music is my love language too!

And Meredith has greatntaste in music. I might have to go buy that album!

Gretchen said...

Did my comment get eaten? Hmm...Anyway...glad you one, and will have to look up the 2nd song.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Glad you got it...and glad you're enjoying it. My friend and I were hiking a couple of months ago and she made me listen to that song on her iPhone. I kept meaning to download it because it's SO good, but then I found the cd that I didn't even realize I had. (John's boss is always giving me music). Anyway, I'm glad it blessed you. And I'm sorry that the case was so beat up. It was cracked inside the shrink wrap and crumbled when I opened it!