The lullaby I used to sing was a little different than the traditional ones. It was a prayer and it went like this:
All through the night
Dwell in His promises
Walk in His Light
Darkness shall flee
At His command
All through the Day
We’re in His hands.”
Now when Karis – my granddaughter sings it, there is great emphasis on DAY, “NI” & “HANS”. You get my point. How did Karis learn this song since she is so little? Well, that’s an easy one; it had to be her momma. She’s the only one that could teach her, I’m too far away. Her mother must have sung it over her a million times – a little exaggeration here, but seriously how else could one so young learn it?
The thought of this melted my heart because I have started a gift for generations to follow. Not only is it a sweet melody, but a powerful truth. Even as a young momma at 22, I knew I had the responsibility of imparting good gifts to my children. If I had all the gifts of heaven and earth, it still wouldn’t be enough. Pretty sure, most parents feel this way and I know God does!
Zephaniah 3:17 says -
“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
How wonderful is it that God sings over us! I’ve always heard that, but today I started thinking about it a little deeper- “What is He singing about?” The God of love is most likely singing a song much like I did over my cherished ones. Wow! How cool is that? Let’s see some of the elements of the song I sang -this song covers some important thoughts:
• God is with us at every moment in grace or when darkness comes
• There is an instruction to stay in His word
• A Godly command to live their life as a Christian
• What to do when trouble comes
• Knowledge that God is a powerful protector
• Lastly, a reminder that God is so close you can feel His breath
Like Karis, I am learning “the song”. The same song probably a million times until I get it right. I learn best when I settle down enough to follow the words with Him. As my soul is quieted, I feel the strength of His arms lulling my troubles away. The gentle rocking back and forth continues until a blessed peace sweeps across my face down to my toes. The sweet fragrance of His breath lets me know He’s near and will be forever. Who would guess that it is in these moments, that I am imparted with a message for generations to come?