Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Out of the mouth of babes

Have you ever felt unsettled? Not completely upset, angry, frustrated or sad...just unsettled. That is how I felt yesterday. I was thinking about my dad and his health problems. I was praying that his Dr.'s would have wisdom and that he would want to fight to get better. I was also praying for Haiti. I saw images yesterday of children looking for their parents...wives looking for husbands...and loved ones weeping as they sat next to the body of someone they had lost. My heart hurt as I tried to put myself in their position...knowing that I couldn't even imagine the pain they are dealing with and the hopelessness they are feeling. And in both of these situations...I know that there is nothing that I can do to change what is happening...all I can do is pray...and that left me feeling a little unsettled. I prayed for my dad and Haiti all day and all day I asked God to show me who He is...not that I didn't already know...but I desperately wanted a reminder. Well...last night me and the babes were on our way home from church and Maddie started to her sweet and beautifully loud voice. This is what she sang...

He is jealous for me
loves like a hurricane. I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy
When all of the sudden
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realize just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me

O how He loves us so
O how He loves us
How He loves us so
O how He loves us so
O how He loves us
How he loves us so

Out of the mouth of my sweet babe came my "answer". I may not be able to "fix" what I prayed for yesterday...but I can still pray. He loves us...He loves me...He loves you.


  1. I love that Little Madison! Give her a hug from Lola!

  2. I love it when she sings that! I turn my mirror in the car so I can see her face...So precious! Thanks for sharing her with me!