Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Above All

So I haven't talked a lot about it lately, but walking just a little with of the grief journey with Emily brings me back so fast back to those first days, weeks, and months to where I was when Jordyn died. I am so thankful that my little girl is safe. I don't ever have to worry about her. I know she's where we all should desire to be. I see people getting hung up on age and it's never been something I've worried about (getting older that is). My dad thought he'd freak me out when I turned 25 saying I was of a quarter of a century old...it didn't (it did for Chad though! LOL). I loved turning 30 this year. Personally I see it as a year closer to being with Jordyn and most importantly with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love that I'm alive, that God's allowed me to have the beautiful family I have and allowed the many blessings in my life that I don't deserve by any means, yet he's still allowed them.

As I talk to Emily I'm so thankful she has Jesus in her life. Does it mean that she doesn't have horrid days, of course not. Grief comes to all of us who've lost a loved one and the difference in those who have Jesus and truly lean on him is that there's still HOPE for tomorrow, there's still HOPE for TODAY actually.

So ....here I was thinking of all this and listening to AOL music, the Christian station and Michael W. Smith came on...Above All. It's just the perfect song to me right at this moment. Above all else God loves us, he takes the fall before we do, and then he catches us in the midst of us falling and lets us lay down softer than we would have without him. I just can't imagine how anyone gets through a single day without Jesus. He's the one and only way to Heaven. He's the great comforter. How blessed we are that at any moment we can cling to him, shout out his name and he'll answer (not always giving us the answer we want, but he answers no matter what). Why anyone wants to deny him is truly beyond me and I pray they'll turn to him before it's too late. But that's one of the beautiful things about him as well, he's a total gentleman...he's at the door knocking, but he will not come in unless asked.

Above All Lyrics
Artist(Band):Michael W. Smith

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Verse 1
Above all powers
Above all kings
Above all nature
And all created things
Above all wisdom
And all the ways of man
You were here
Before the world began

Verse 2
Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders
The world has ever known
Above all wealth
And treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure
What You're worth

CHORUS
Crucified
Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Verse 1
Above all powers
Above all kings
Above all nature
And all created things
Above all wisdom
And all the ways of man
You were here
Before the world began

Verse 2
Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders
The world has ever known
Above all wealth
And treasures of the earth
There's no way to measure
What You're worth

CHORUS
Crucified
Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

CHORUS
Crucified
Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

Like the rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all

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7 comments:

randlprysock said...

I was worried that Emily's situation was going to take a toll on you.  I know God has made you strong and able to deal with many things and He never gives us more than we can handle.  I too am a HUGE HUGE fan of Michael W. Smith... I love to listen to him sing... no one really has a voice quite like his.  You have a great attitude about precious Jordyn... I cannot wait to meet her and I know I will recognize her and give her a big hug when I get there.  You have a wonderful day and you are gonna make it girl!  Hugs,
Lisa

crewsfour said...

You are such a strong woman, I admire your strength, belief and devotion.  I have never lost a child so I can't even fathom the pain Emily continues to go through as I'm sure you do and I pray daily for Emily and her family that the lord continues to walk with them through this.  Leene

sangrialel said...

Amen to this entry.  Linda

ksgal3133 said...

You are a definate inspiration to me!

Hugs,
Gretchen

deshelestraci said...

Praying for both you and Emily and the others who have recently gone through this sort of tragedy.
Traci

jckfrstross said...

thank you:)

Deb

nay0114 said...

I'm so glad that Emily has a friend in you and you're able to help her through her process of healing. Bless you both.
Take care, Chrissie