The Lesson


Chloe loves to sing – I mean, she loves to sing.  She’s almost always singing something – sometimes it’s serious, sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s real and sometimes it’s a goofy made-up song –  but one of her favorite songs is Blessings by Laura Story.  Whenever it comes on the radio or the CD she gets all excited and says, “I love this song!” – at times she’s even called it her song.  And after Jesus Loves Me, this song is the one I am glad she is learning.  For if we can somehow teach her the truth found in this song and help her accept God’s sovereignty over life then she will have learned perhaps the most important lesson she will ever learn – and she is only four.

For those who are not familiar with the song you can listen to it below (and see some comments by Laura during the extended introduction).  Be prepared that the words may make you cry, but broken hearts are what our God specializes in healing.

What I find interesting is that one of the songs Melissa and I have our choir working on is a medley from Fiddler on the Roof, and part of that medley is the song Sabbath Prayer, which contains the words, “May the Lord protect and defend you, may He always shield you from shame.” and “Favor them, Oh Lord, with happiness and peace.”  Every week when we rehearse this song I can’t think of the contrast between what it teaches and what Laura Story’s song teaches.  I pray daily that both Chloe and Celeste would learn the truth found in Story’s song – and every time she sings it I ask God to help her understand the words she sings.  I can tell you without fail, though, that when she sings, “This is not our home!” it brings me to the brink of tears every time.

For more information on the song you can always visit the official page by clicking here.

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