Hope everyone is having a fabulous week. I’ve been a bit dragging this week. Haven’t gotten into a new book (so no book reviews), and really just been scrambling to make lists and prepare for the “most wonderful time of the year!” I don’t mean to say that sarcastically but I really like to plan (and do!) so I can truly enjoy the time of advent. It’s a time to prepare for the arrival of our Savior, a time of great teaching moments for the kids (and myself), and a time of parties, friends & family to catch up with, gifts to share, and fellowship & fun to be had! Oh and we have a birthday thrown in the middle and one right after! Thus blogging has taken a backseat, but I’ll be out of it soon – promise – too much to celebrate and share!
We’re also planning a trip up to the mountains to try to “unplug” and get away from it all in the next few weeks, so I was trying to think of a song about nature and God’s beauty. With the changing of the trees and the changing of storefronts, houses, and just about everything this time of year, I needed a song to just bask in the glory and wonder of it all. The first line of the song “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” popped into my head. “Over the mountains and the sea, Your river runs with love for me.” And then goes on to sing about God’s love. And isn’t that what it’s all about?
My verse for the week (as shown above over a beautiful Fall picture of Lake Peachtree):
For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind,
and declares to man what is his thought,
who makes the morning darkness,
and treads on the heights of the earth—
the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!
So this week I pray that you can step back from the craziness, observe the wonders around you. Whether in the mountains, your backyard, or even your kitchen. God is amazing – so let’s all sing it out, dance it out, and scream it out FOREVER! AMEN!
Over the mountains and the sea
Your river runs with love for me
And I will open up my heart
And let the Healer set me free
I’m happy to be in the truth
And I will daily lift my hands
For I will always sing of
Of when Your love came down
I could sing of Your love forever (x4)
Oh I feel like dancing
It’s foolishness I know
But when the world has seen the light
They will dance with joy
Like they’re dancing now
I could sing of your love forever (5x)