Monday, June 4, 2012

'Our God' is our song

Into the darkness you shine
Out of the ashes we rise 
There's no one like you none like You
Our God is greater
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other.
Our God is healer
Awesome in power ...

--From "Our God" by Chris Tomlin

Sometimes Greg plays worship music at our church. The kids tend to notice more when Daddy is on stage. Ben usually waves about 85 times too. This week was no exception, but my favorite observation gives me hope for our future.

Greg and the worship team started playing "Our God" and Ben, who is 2 1/2 years, looked up at me and said, "Song in car." That broken phrase about having that particular song in our car, which I'm proud to say is actually a mini van and has been since Ben was about 7 months old, comes courtesy his 5-year-old sister, who has longed claimed songs as ours when we listen to them while driving around town.

It warms my heart that my boy who fishes with a bath toy in the toilet really does hear sometimes. I can't help but to think that if he can recognize "Our God" now that one day he'll know first-hand that our God is greater, our God is stronger, and our God is higher than any other. This is just the beginning for him.

Some days I wonder about our start, and other days I realize we're doing alright. We're doing alright because we're not alone in this life, in the parenting challenges, in the best days we have with our kids. We're not alone. Because our God is greater, stronger, higher, healer, awesome in power. And sometimes even the kids notice.


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  1. And here's the defining line between Tuck and Ben (well, one of many). Tuck could never say something so poignant. Verbally, anyway.

  2. @Life as I know it Ironically enough, I had a similar thought when I was writing this post! :) Really, you should feel honored. I don't usually think about people's pets.