07 September 2008

Blue skies and rainbows and sunbeams from heaven
Are what I can see when my Lord is living in me.

Tall mountains, green valleys, the beauty that surrounds me
All make me aware of the One who made it all.

I know that Jesus is well and alive today.
He makes His home in my heart.
Never more will I be all alone since He
Promised me that we never would part.

I felt tears start to sting my eyes in church today when we sang this song.

For so many reasons, I love it. I love the simplicity of its lyrics, the cheerfulness of its tune, and the truthfulness of its message. Its a longtime favorite of Addi's and has recently become the same for Libby. She was excited and began to sing "her words" loudly. It reminded me of another time. Actually, many other times. Times when Addi was her age and all the times we sang it at our small group in Raleigh. (One of the kids would inevitably pick it for their song choice.)

I hope one day Levi loves this song as much as his sisters do.

*note: There's another verse, but I wrote the lyrics the way the girls sing the song.