Mondays seem especially difficult. Then, I notice the emptiness more for some reason, and my heart is especially heavy today. So instead of eating, I write. The television blares behind me, but I don't really pay attention to America's Got Talent blaring in the background. That is, I don't listen until I recognize the words of this song:
- If tomorrow never comes,
Will she know how much I loved her?
And the grace of God pours over me all over again as I listen to the words of the song Ron chose for his funeral service.
You might think that I grasp at straws, looking for some kind of purpose in my pain. Maybe I do. But somewhere, a singer "randomly" chose a song for his audition. Because he had a good voice, he made it to the stage, and he got to sing that song all the way through without getting buzzed. And I heard it when I needed it.
Psalm 9:1-4 – I'm thanking you, God, from a full heart, I'm writing the book on your wonders. I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God. The day my enemies turned tail and ran, they stumbled on you and fell on their faces. You took over and set everything right; when I needed you, you were there, taking charge. (MSG)
Prayer: God, thank You for knowing exactly what we need and giving it to us. In Christ, we pray. Amen.
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Listen while you read: "Lead Kindly Light" (Lyrics)