Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blessing into praise

I was rocking little Judson Ray yesterday and singing to him. Not quite sure why he loves it so much, but it completely soothes him. After I sang my 2 standard songs to him, I started on church songs. 

My brother Jake told me that years ago, when he was a youth minister, when he was leading singing and couldn't think of a song, he would just go through the alphabet and start whatever song came to mind. "a"=all creatures of our God and King, "b"=before the throne of God above, "c"= create in me a clean heart, etc, etc. 
So I got to "b" and started singing Blessed be your name and when I reached the chorus, something happened. I was completely overwhelmed by the words and how fitting they were. My eyes filled with tears and I had an incredible moment of praise to God right there. Looking at Judson, I was simply grateful for the blessing of him and his health and reminded that I should turn that blessing right back into praise. I was singing loudly and on purpose....not much of a lullaby. But I think JR liked it just as much.

Every blessing you pour out, I'll turn back to praise.
When the darkness closes in, Lord still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

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April Jackson said...

Love this. Awesome song and you are a wonderful mom!

Rachel said...

beautiful! I sing church songs all the time to our little Hudson. Blue Skies and Rainbows tend to be the favorite. Often, I find myself getting to the songs of praise and get overwhelmed with thanks.