A few days ago, I was driving in the car with my three children ages 8, 7, and 4 when a familiar song came on the radio that we all happen to love. Mercy Me’s I Can Only Imagine was softly singing to each little ear listening. Then through the song and through our silence my youngest says, “Momma? This is a song you sing in big church. Isn’t it?”
I answered with, “We may have. Do you know what this song is about? It’s a song that sings of how you’ll feel when you meet Jesus face to face. What would you do? How will you feel?” My heart was not prepared to hear their sweet answers. Not prepared at all at the reminders they would set forth into my heart.
8-Yr-Old: “Mom. I don’t have to imagine how I would feel when I meet Jesus face to face. I meet with him every single day already.”
Just another encouragement from my child to be steadfast in prayer every day.
7-Yr-Old: “If I met Jesus, I’d ask him so many questions. How was the sun made? What about the moon? How did you come up with all the phases of the moon? How did you create flowers, birds, clouds?”
A reminder to live in today and remember the blessings that surround me.
4-Yr-Old: “I don’t know what I would do Momma. I’m just a kid.”
Although, I feel so little, He still loves me and I’m perfect in His eyes.
I keep thinking how I, in turn, would feel if Jesus came today. If I was in front of him, I imagine I wouldn’t have the strength to stand, I would hug his feet, and weep like I’ve never weeped, but I refuse to get lost in the future and instead grow my relationship with my Lord today, through prayer, through worship, through living and being a Mother to these sweet children and a wife to this wonderful man.
On this Music Monday and as Ash Wednesday draws near, I’m imagining how Glorious, yet sacrificial the events were that led to Jesus on that cross, how he died to save ME, and the praises I will shout when he returns. I’m listening to Casting Crowns Glorious Day.
Album: Until the Whole World Hears
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed
Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine
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