Friday, April 23, 2010

Song on repeat

I love mornings. The cool breath of air, the colors painted in the East, the lyrical birds in the hedges. And even when the evening before contained frustration, emotional funkiness, and too many french fries, the new day brings new mercies, new perspective, new chances.

This I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed. His mercies are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.

I have no idea if that's how the Bible verse goes, but I have a movie in my head starring my mother, and those are her lines. How many times over the past 31 (almost 32?!?!?) years have I watched that film, both live and in my mind? Thank you, Father, for parents who love you. And thank you for music that stirs the soul, encourages the heart, and strengthens the will to follow.

He's Always Been Faithful
By Sara Groves

Morning by morning I wake up to find
The power and comfort of God's hand in mine.
Season by season I watch him amazed,
In awe of the mystery of his perfect ways

All I have need of his hand will provide.
He's always been faithful to me

I can't remember a trial or a pain
He did not recycle to bring me gain.
I can't remember one single regret
In serving God only and trusting his hand

All I have need of his hand will provide.
He's always been faithful to me.

This is my anthem, this is my song,
The theme of the stories I've heard for so long.
God has been faithful; He will be again.
His loving compassion, it knows no end.

All I have need of his hand will provide.
He's always been faithful to me.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to see this film...or at least hear about it, anyway. I think you got that verse almost dead on (if possible). I know, cause its my life verse. I hope things are well, dear. I almost called you yesterday and today...

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