Is there a scripture that you meditate on daily? Christians often have what’s called a verse or scripture of the day, the week, the month, or even a life verse. During interviews, I’m often asked, “What is your life verse?” I’ve never been one to have one verse that represents or speaks to my life in general. After all, life is so volatile and always changing. I’ve had scriptures that the Lord brings to my attention repeatedly during a season of my life until finally I “get it.”
Recently I discovered that I do have a life song and perhaps it’s for a season. That’s a new one for me. How about you?
This particular song is an old one and I can’t say I necessarily liked it when it first came out. But lately, I’ve started hearing it everywhere I go until finally, I stopped to listen. Isn’t that what we have to do sometimes to know God is talking? We have to stop and listen.
So in listening to this song, really listening, I was deeply moved. Now, every time I hear it on the radio while driving, my kiddoes offer the rolling of the eyes because they know what’s coming— tears. (I can’t help it—any kind of anointed moment brings the tears. )
One morning I brought up the song on YouTube during our devotional time before school. Then I shared with my children why I’m so moved by it. The reason I gave them was a revelatory moment for me as well–I’ve had almost a half a century to experience the truth behind the words of how much God loves us.
Each time I hear the words, I stop to think about everything God has done for me in my life. All the times He’s been there—in the miraculous big ways, and in the trivial small ways—how much He loves me. His love isn’t something that can be explained with words, though we can try, but it must be experienced.
It’s my prayer and hope that my children love Him and experience His love daily. But I hope, too, that when they have lived at least half a century, each of them will be rich in experiencing God’s love for them.
I included the video with lyrics here.